Aaron Morgan sanity hearing postponed to January

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPOUD) – The man accused of going on a violent rampage in August that ended with him allegedly stabbing and killing his grandmother, went before a judge for a sanity hearing Thursday morning.

Aaron Morgan was wheeled into the courtroom in a wheelchair after being transferred from Hunt Correctional Facility.

Before Morgan even had a chance to appear in front of the judge, a man in the courtroom was caught taking photographs of Morgan on a cell phone. Cell phones are not allowed to be on in the courtroom and recording of any kind is strictly prohibited. The judge forced the man to delete the two pictures he managed to take before strictly reminding the courtroom of the rules. The man, who asked to not have his name published, claimed to be an alleged victim of Morgan’s and said his truck was shot multiple times by Morgan.

Morgan was charged with 16 counts of a variety of charges, including second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed and killed his grandmother around 9 a.m. He then attacked his mother, who survived.

He stole the family vehicle and fled to Highland Marketplace, where he shot three people while trying to hijack their vehicles. Staff at a nearby Ochsner Urgent Care rendered aid to the shooting victims, who were all in stable condition.

Morgan was charged with:

  • One count of second-degree murder
  • Five counts of attempted first-degree murder
  • One count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Three counts of attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • One count of theft of a motor vehicle
  • Five counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer

Thursday’s sanity hearing has been postponed to January 18th. A psychologist and psychiatrist will be subpoenaed to break down documents that may or may not prove Morgan’s sanity.

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