Murder charges against amputee woman sent to grand jury

Murder charges against amputee woman sent to grand jury

February 5th, 2013 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

Laura Morgan has been arrested and charged with the 1st Degree Murder of James Masingil and Especially Aggravated Robbery.

Laura Morgan has been arrested and charged with...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

A 48-year-old legless woman charged with beating a man to death from her wheelchair with a crowbar will now face a grand jury on murder charges.

A Chattanooga police detective testified today that Laura Lee Morgan claimed James Masingill, 73, first attacked her with a crowbar but she caught the weapon and beat him with it.

Afterward she took $200 from his wallet and bought crack cocaine.

He was found dead in a living room chair facing a television at their shared 3401 S. Orchard Knob Ave.

Sessions Judge Christie Mahn Sell sent the charges to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing today.

For more see tomorrow's Times Free Press.