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The neighbor accused in the Breeann Rodriguez murder goes to court this week

Dec 10, 2012 -- 10:05am


The neighbor accused of killing 3-year-old Breeann Rodriguez will go to court later this week!  44-year-old Shawn Morgan of Senath is charged with 1st-degree murder, child porn possession, and child kidnapping.  The jury trial was to begin this week in Kennett.  But the public defender has filed to continue it.  A motions hearing will be held Thursday instead.  Morgan allegedly suffocated Rodriguez with a trash bag after finding her near his pool August 6th, 2011.  Police recovered her remains and her bike in a floodway 10 days later.  Morgan is in Dunklin County Jail without bond.  The prosecutor has filed to seek the death penalty and that will be considered this week.  A new trial date is pending.

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