January 29, 2013

Laura Morgan - Wheelchair Bound Prostitute - Beats Boyfriend To Death With Crowbar For Drug Money

Chatanooga, Tennessee (The Weekly Vice) - Laura Morgan, a 48-year-old wheelchair bound prostitute, allegedly beat her 73-year-old boyfriend to death with a crowbar for drug money.

According to Chattanooga police, officers were dispatched to the victim's residence after Morgan called 911 to report that she had struck her boyfriend in the head with a crowbar.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found 73-year-old James Masingill dead on the floor with obvious head trauma.

During a police interview, Morgan stated that she struck the victim in the head, took $200 from his wallet and used it to purchase crack cocaine. She then returned to the residence and called 911.

Morgan, whose previous arrests include prostitution, had both legs amputated due to an illness. Neighbors say Morgan was known as the "neighborhood prostitute" and it was well known that she was addicted to crack cocaine.

They said Masingill took her in and tried to help her, however the relationship became strained over time.

Morgan was booked into jail and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery. Court records show that Morgan has an extensive criminal past, including charges of prostitution and theft. She is also known for being a fugitive.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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