Suspect in Shooting Death of Colorado Woman Due in Court

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Middletown, CONN. (AP) A 29-year-old man accused of stalking and killing a Connecticut college student inside a bookstore is expected to make his first court appearance Friday.

Morgan is accused of killing 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich, a Wesleyan student from Fort Collins, Colorado.

Morgan surrendered Thursday night at a convenience store after seeing his photo on the front page of a newspaper. Sonia Rodriguez, a clerk at the store says Morgan asked her to call the police when he stopped in. Rodriguez told WFSB-TV that she didn't recognize Morgan and thought he was having car trouble. When police arrived, they told her the man she had been talking to was wanted for Wednesday's fatal shooting of Justin-Jinich.

Justin-Jinich died Wednesday afternoon after being shot several times at a popular bookstore near the campus. She grew up in Fort Collins and attended Lesher Junior High School.

Morgan also has ties to Colorado. A spokesman for the University of Colorado, Boulder says Morgan had taken classes in the spring and fall of 2007. The spokesman says Morgan had enrolled for another class in the spring of 2008 but withdrew.

According to the Hartford Courant, Morgan drove from boulder to Connecticut to commit the crime. The Connecticut newspaper also reported that Morgan's car, which police seized, had Colorado license plates. Records show Morgan held several former addresses in boulder and Colorado Springs.

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