A Pennsylvania girl shot her “sugar daddy” within the face quickly after he broke up along with her after which faked a theft to cowl up the crime, prosecutors mentioned Monday.
The relationship between Jennifer Lynn Morrissey, a 33-year-old bike mechanic with a checkered prison previous who has been charged with homicide, and Michael McNew, a 64-year-old father and grandfather, was unconventional, however one which appeared to work for them – till it did not.
According to prosecutors, Morrissey moved into McNew’s house exterior Trenton, NJ in 2015. For practically two years, he purchased her presents, paid her payments and even coated any court docket charges from earlier authorized woes.
She referred to him as her “sugar daddy,” NBC 10 report.
But ultimately the connection sourced. When McNew tried to finish it, Morrissey killed him, prosecutors mentioned.
In August 2017, McNew was discovered lifeless at his house with a bullet in his head. Morrissey was charged with prison murder.
Police mentioned Morrisey staged the loss of life to seem like a housebreaking gone awry and even buried McNew’s cellphone and laptop computer pc in her present boyfriend’s yard. She additionally messaged McNew on Facebook after he died to make it seem like she did not know what occurred.
To allegedly take away any gun residue from her fingers, her boyfriend urinated on her fingers, prosecutors mentioned.
Morrissey maintains the capturing loss of life was unintended – a results of what her lawyer known as a “kill or be killed” second, NBC 10 reported.
“She got here to her house to retrieve some belongings and struggled over a firearm and Mr. McNew sadly was shot and killed,” Morrissey’s lawyer, Phillip Steinberg, mentioned at a two-hour preliminary listening to on Monday.
Her texting data, nonetheless, present a special story, officers mentioned.
According to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, Morrissey despatched threatening messages to McNews on Aug. 6 when he instructed her he was boxing up belongings she’d left at his home and that she was not welcome again in his house.
“Get the gun ready cause I’m coming. I already told you that I’ll be there tonight … guess your [sic] just gonna have to shoot me,” one of many texts learn, the DA workplace mentioned. “I’m gonna stab ya.”
McNew’s physique was discovered Aug. 8 in his Washington Crossing house. An post-mortem decided that he died from a single gunshot wound to the top.
“I don’t believe she’s a victim,” the prosecutor mentioned in court docket on Monday.
Morrissey is again in court docket on Dec. 8.