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Northern District of Alabama

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Anniston Man Arrested And Charged With Murder For Hire

BIRMINGHAM -- An Anniston man has been charged in federal court with using a telephone and a motor vehicle in an effort to hire someone to kill a man he suspected of raping his wife, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr.

Federal officials arrested ALLEN WAYNE DENSEN MORGAN, 29, on Sunday in Oxford, Ala., after he told undercover officers, whom he believed to be members of the Ku Klux Klan, that he would pay them to murder a Munford man, according to a federal criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court. Morgan was in the custody of U.S. Marshals on Monday.

Morgan talked to a man by phone on Aug. 22, who identified himself as a KKK member, and the two men arranged the Sunday meeting at an Oxford restaurant to discuss payment for the murder-for-hire, according to the complaint. In the Aug. 22 phone conversation, Morgan made explicit threats of how he wanted the man to be tortured and to die a slow, painful death, according to the complaint. Morgan also said he had already confronted the man near his Munford residence and fired several shots toward him to intimidate him, according to the complaint.

The FBI is investigating the case.

Updated March 19, 2015