Words: Steve Brown
A man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting and murdering his boyfriend back in 2016.
William Morgan, 37, was a former dancer at the Atlanta strip club Swinging Richards and was in a secret relationship with a senior Comcast executive called Brian Campbell after meeting each other at a local gay venue.
According to WXIA-TV, they lived together in a condo but both had wives elsewhere. Morgan separated from his wife and Campbell’s wife lived in Delaware with his two children.
Morgan was reportedly addicted to meth and relied of Campbell to pay for his addiction and prosecutors argued Campbell considered ending the relationship due to complications over their secret affair.
When Morgan realised Campbell was ending their relationship, he reportedly shot him twice in the head.
He then wrapped the body in bags and placed it in a closet. Morgan then lowered the thermostat as low as possible and placed a scented candle near the closet to minimise the odours.
Morgan stole his partner’s Land Rover Discovery, a couple of high-end watches, iPhone, wallet and other valuables before fleeing to Alabama.
Campbell’s body was found two days later by police, who managed to track Morgan down two weeks later and extradited him to Atlanta.
Morgan denied murder but admitted stealing from Campbell.
He was convicted of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft by taking, , financial transaction card theft, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On Monday (January 13), Morgan was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
District Attorney Paul Howard told Project Q Atlanta: “The defendant murdered the victim in cold blood because he was worried about losing his source of financial stability.
“The defendant attempted to hide the body and flee. And even after he was convicted, the defendant showed no remorse for murdering a man who he once cared for, a man who has a family and young children.”