Saturday, February 25, 2012

Columbus, GA: Columbus man charged in wife's stabbing death

An investigation into the Wednesday death of Annie Morgan has led to the woman's husband facing a murder charge, Columbus police said Saturday.
Noel Morgan, 92, was arrested about 6 p.m. Friday at his 6900 Schomburg Road apartment and charged with murder in the death of his 90-year-old wife. Morgan pleaded innocent to the charge during a 9 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing today. He was ordered held without bond and the charge was bound over to Superior Court.
The charge stems from an 8 p.m. Wednesday call for paramedics at the apartment for a person stricken by a possible cardiac arrest. After paramedics arrived, they noticed a possible stab wound to the victim's chest.
The woman was taken to The Medical Center where Deputy Coroner Charles Newton pronounced her dead at 8:45 p.m. On Thursday, the body was sent to the crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy which determined the woman's aorta was punctured by an unknown sharp object, possibly a mail opener.

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