“Morgan’s drug addiction, his reliance on Campbell, and the overall complications caused by the fact that both men were married and engaged in a secret romance, led Campbell to consider ending the relationship with Morgan,” said Chris Hopper, spokesman for the Fulton County DA’s Office.
Aware of Campbell’s intentions to leave him, prosecutors said Morgan shot and killed his boyfriend on Oct. 1, 2016, after the two spent the day with friends at a Braselton race track.
He then wrapped Campbell’s body in plastic and stashed it in a bedroom closet, authorities said. On his way out, he lowered the temperature in the apartment to 45 degrees and lit a scented candle, according to prosecutors. Morgan also stole Campbell’s watches, cellphone, handgun, iPad and wallet, officials said.
Campbell’s body wasn’t discovered until four days later, when his wife grew worried that he wasn’t returning her calls or messages and filed a missing persons report with Atlanta police. His abandoned vehicle was discovered a day earlier in Jacksonville, Alabama, prosecutors said.
Morgan was arrested on Oct. 18 after a standoff with law enforcement at a Jacksonville home. He admitted living with Campbell and stealing his belongings, but denied killing his boyfriend, prosecutors said.
He was recently convicted of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft by taking, financial transaction card theft, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In other news:
Channel 2 Action News confirmed an officer shot a suspect near a Wendy?s on Georgia State Route 124 in Lawrenceville.