Chattanooga woman accused of murdering elderly man with crowbar

1:05 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
Laura Morgan, 48, of Chattanooga
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Chattanooga police said a woman is accused of murdering an elderly man with a crowbar Saturday night in the Orchard Knob area.

According to our NBC sister station (WRCB), Laura Morgan, 48, called police called 911 just before 9:00 p.m. She told police she struck James Masingill, 73, in the head with a crowbar.

When police arrived at the home on Orchard Knob Avenue, they found Masingill with serious trauma to his head. Officials pronounced him dead on the scene. Morgan and Masingill both lived in the home. Police did nto release a possible motive, but Morgan has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated robbery.

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