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May 29, 2015

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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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