Court rules Washington County man who murdered grandma will stay in prison
A man convicted of murdering his own grandmother in 2017 will stay behind bars.
Kevin Gonyea asked an appellate court to throw out his conviction for strangling 95-year-old Leona Twiss with a towel.
Gonyea argued his defense counsel was ineffective when he pled guilty to murder in 2018.
The appellate court disagreed – ruling Gonyea’s contention was without merit.
He will continue to serve 15 years to life in state prison.