Alabama Man Begs For Mercy After Hiring KKK Hitman To Kill Black Neighbor
An Alabama man who pleaded guilty to hiring a KKK hitman to murder his black neighbor is now begging a judge for mercy at his sentencing. Allen Wayne Morgan was arrested last August for his plans to kill Clifford Mosley, who he believed had raped his wife. Prosecutors are recommending Morgan receive 10 years in jail, but his attorneys are recommending half that amount of time. U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre decided to delay sentencing by one month in order to refer the matter to a government expert.
Morgan’s attorneys argued he has severe mental issues, including drug addiction and PTSD, after serving over 175 combat missions in Iraq. “During times of my deepest abuse, I would try to cancel myself out chemically,” he told a Birmingham News reporter in 2012 for a piece on Iraq veterans dealing with PTSD through music. “But even if we’re just jamming, it’s like time stands still. I’m not saying like all of my problems go away. But for that little bit of a moment, everything is OK. If it can make me feel like that, I know it can make others feel like that.”
But that likely won’t be enough to erase the heartless manner in which he ordered the KKK hitman to kill Mosley. “I want this man hung from a tree like he is an animal. I want his penis cut off and I want him cut,” Morgan told an undercover agent that he thought was the hitman. “You’re a hunting man right? I want him hung from a tree and gutted.” Morgan also allegedly told the agent that he previously fired several shots in Mosley’s direction just to scare him, but had no intention of killing him then.
Morgan also told the same news reporter that when unexpected people show up at his house, he would “usually pull out a gun and them off.”