Mass. man not guilty in Conn. student killing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2009 shooting death of a Wesleyan University student in Connecticut.

A three-judge panel issued the verdict Friday in the case against 32-year-old Stephen Morgan of Marblehead, Mass.. Morgan will be committed to Connecticut's Maximum-Security Psychiatric Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

The trial portrayed him as Anti-Semitic and mentally ill as he stalked and harassed 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich

Morgan was charged with murder and other crimes in her may 2009 death. The college junior from Timnath, Colo., was shot seven times while working at a bookstore cafe near the Liberal Arts School in Middletown.

A psychologist testified that Morgan suffered from Paranoid Schizophrenia.

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