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Kyle Morgan facing new charges in St. John's court

Kyle Morgan.
Kyle Morgan. - Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

Was accomplice in manslaughter of Conception Bay South man in 2016

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Sentenced in 2017 for his role as an accomplice in the stabbing death of a C.B.S. man, Kyle Morgan is scheduled to be back in a St. John's courtroom this week with new charges.

This time Morgan, 22, is accused of having assaulted a man with a knife and threatened his life during an incident in Paradise last May. He is also facing charges of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breaching the conditions of his probation.

Morgan made his first court appearance on the new charges at the end of August, and is scheduled to be back before a provincial court judge for an update Wednesday morning. 

Morgan was sentenced in August 2017 to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter after the fact. He was one of five men charged with the death of 25-year-old Steven Miller, who was found dead in a driveway in a residential neighbourhood of Kelligrews during the summer of 2016. Morgan had no criminal record up to that point.

Paul Connolly, Calvin Kenny and Chesley Lucas had been with Morgan at his Paradise home the night of July 30, when they came up with a plan to break into a home on C.B.S. Highway to steal drugs. Connolly, Kenny and Lucas — masked, dressed in black and armed with knives and guns — forced their way into the home and stabbed Miller before setting the house alight with gasoline and taking him with them in a van. 

Miller's body was located by a Bayview Heights resident in a neighbourhood driveway hours later, having succumbed to his injuries.

The van was later found, burned, in a wooded area.

Morgan picked Lucas, Kenny and Connolly up and brought them back to his house, where they tried to bandage Connolly's wounds with paper towels and duct tape. When that didn't work,

Morgan took Connolly to the end of a road close by, dropped him off there and called for an ambulance.

Lucas and Kenny were each sentenced to 12 1/2 years in jail after they pleaded guilty to manslaughter, robbery, forcible confinement and arson. Their lawyers subsequently filed appeals, though Kenny has since died. He was found dead in his jail cell in Atlantic Institution at the beginning of this year. Another inmate has been charged with his murder.

Connolly has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, robbery, unlawful confinement and breaching court orders and has yet to be sentenced, since his lawyers are waiting for the outcome of his co-accused's appeal.


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