Man who tried to hire KKK to kill neighbor gets lenient sentence
An Alabama man accused of attempting to hire an undercover FBI agent who he thought was a member of the KKK was sentenced to six years in prison.
Allen Wayne Morgan pleaded guilty to trying to hire the agent to kill his black neighbor.
The U.S. Prosecutor says Morgan was offered a 9 to 12 month impatient treatment program but Morgan refused the deal.
Morgan’s attorney asked the judge for a sentence of 5 years and after that, supervised release. Morgan will serve six years in prison and three years of supervised release.
Morgan testified that he was not a racist, and accepted responsibility for his actions. He says the undercover officer saved his life by arrested him, as he’s suffered from drug addiction.
Morgan’s attorney called the sentence “fair.”
Judge Karen Bowdre cited Morgan’s diagnoses of substance abuse and PTSD as reasons for the lenient sentence.
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