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November 28, 2014

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Man who allegedly robbed, pistol-whipped elderly woman will face death penalty

The 21-year-old ex-convict accused of robbing, pistol-whipping and fatally shooting a 75-year-old woman will face the death penalty in his District Court trial.

The Clark County District Attorney’s Office on Monday filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against Bayzle Morgan for the May 21 slaying of Jean Main.

Morgan has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of first-degree murder, robbery, burglary and kidnapping.

Main was found dead in her bathroom, where police believe Morgan cornered her while robbing her home in the 8000 block of Green Pasture Avenue.

Main’s purse, a laptop, a Kindle Fire and $800 were missing from her home, but blood that didn’t belong to Main was left behind, according to police reports.

The blood led police to Morgan, who denied involvement but was arrested after police questioned several of his friends, according to reports.

Morgan and his co-defendant, Keith Smith, are set to go to trial before Judge Michelle Leavitt on June 24, 2014.

Police believe Smith, 41, acted as Morgan’s getaway drive. Smith is facing a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit burglary and a felony burglary charge.

Morgan pleaded guilty in 2010 to a charge of receiving or transferring stolen vehicles.

He is also facing a felony charge of robbery with a deadly weapon for stealing a motorcycle in an unrelated case.

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  1. It'll never happen. Seems like no matter how heinous the crime, the death penalty never comes to fruition. The do-gooders and bleeding-hearts interfere in the due process of putting those scumbags where they belong - six feet under. No consideration is given to the victims or their loved ones by the bone-head, brain-dead, pinko-leftists. To them, it's a game; not reality!

  2. Jerry...

    May I suggest Texas as a retirement Eden for you?
    They LOVE them some Death Penalty killings down yonder!

  3. Ex convict with charges from unrelated cases? So why wasn't he in prison, deep incarceration instead of out preying upon the public? Budget cuts and excessive spending on illegals. We need to reconsider our budget priorities for the long term. Get the illegals out of here so we can cut costs there. Build more prisons using work gangs pounding big rocks into little rocks. Potential to lease out cells--a growth industry.