After pleading guilty to hiring a Ku Klux Klan hit man to murder his black neighbor, an Alabama veteran is attempting to negotiate with a judge for mercy, the Raw Story reports.
Allen Wayne Morgan’s attorneys are insisting that their client, who participated in more than 175 combat missions in Iraq and has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and drug addiction, should not spend more than five years in jail.
In late August 2013, FBI agents arrested Morgan at a lodge in Oxford, Ala., after getting him to believe that he was speaking to a KKK hit man he had hired to kill his black neighbor, who Morgan believed had raped his wife, the Raw Story notes.
He allegedly detailed to the undercover agent exactly how he wanted neighbor Clifford Maurice Mosley to die. "I want this man hung from a tree like he is an animal. I want his penis cut off and I want him cut. You’re a hunting man, right? I want him hung from a tree and gutted," he allegedly said.
Morgan also allegedly admitted to confronting Mosley outside his house and firing several shots at the man but not aiming to kill him, because there would have been witnesses. After being arrested, Morgan confessed to trying to hire the hit man.
Read more at the Raw Story.