It is a mystery how she went from prostitution to an appetite for blood and murder. She was relentless in her kills. But, no one in the media ever answer where she came from. Answers like: Where is her family? What high school did she attend? Does she have any children? What caused her life to spiral down into total destruction? Was she molested and raped as a child?
Surely, she had a beginning before a life of homelessness, prostitution and drugs which eventually lead to two charges: a capital murder and first-degree murder. Of course, anyone who did something as hideous as 34-year-old Letisha Morgan does not deserve acknowledgement. Right? I disagree.
There are far too many young girls whose lives completely spiral out of control. And, once they enter the criminal justice system they often forgotten. Morgan is a prime example of how drugs and prostitution will destroy a young girls life. What happened so bad in her life that caused Morgan to show the early sign of a would-be serial killer?
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department arrested Morgan (case number F1255070) on May 2 for the shooting death of James Stevens, 41, of Dallas, an amputee who lost his leg several years ago. According to the police report, Morgan got into a short argument with Stevens while walking around completely naked as Stevens and a witness were playing dominoes. She later put on her clothes and left. Shortly after, Stevens fell asleep on the couch in a garage, Morgan returned and unloaded the gun killing him then left again. According to court documents, the trial date is on Oct. 01, 2012 at 9 a.m. in the 195th District Court in Dallas County.
The murder of Stevens lead to the unveiling a cold case committed in Sioux Falls, SD in which Morgan later confessed to killing Howard Allen, 52, stabbing him 37 times. These murder cases were featured on “The First 48” on A&E TV which can be viewed online.
Morgan stated they had sex and watch pornography all day long while doing crystal meth. When Allen finally fell asleep she repeatedly stabbed him with a knife up to 37 times. With each slashing the knives would bend or break so she grabbed a new knife up to three times. She told the investigator, on “The First 48,” that after killing Allen she had sex with his dead body before leaving the scene.
Later investigation revealed that Morgan’s claims of pornography and crystal meth usage by Allen were not true.
According to statements from Morgan she said the murder of Allen was something that just happened and not planned. When investigators asked her why she confessed to the killing now she said, “just trying to get it over and done with.”
Therapist diagnosed Morgan with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. She is content with being caught and ready to face her sentence.
In my opinion, the reality Morgan created could have easily turned her into a serial killer. She seemed to develop a taste for blood, and to murder someone seemed to become easier for her. I believe that if the authorities would not have captured her soon enough, Morgan could have become another Aileen Wuornos.
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