Priscilla Morgan found not guilty of murder in stabbing death of boyfriend

Priscilla Morgan was facing life in prison if convicted of murder in the fatal stabbing of her 30-year-old boyfriend Anthony Murray. But after a week-long trial, a Muscogee County jury Thursday found her not guilty of murder and not guilty of using a knife to commit a crime. She was convicted only of aggravated assault, a felony that carries a penalty of one to 20 years in prison.

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Jury to decide if stabbing was murder or self-defense

Whether Priscilla Morgan was defending herself from an abusive boyfriend when she fatally stabbed Anthony Morgan or exacting vengeance for his hitting her in the mouth is now a question for jurors to decide in the Columbus murder trial. The jury started deliberating about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday after closing arguments in the week-long trial, but soon stopped to once more watch a video recording of Morgan’s interview with police after the homicide on May 18, 2014. Jurors are to resume this morning at 9.

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