Alleged killer's brother arrested in Senath, Mo.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

SENATH, Mo. -- The brother of alleged Senath child killer Shawn Morgan has been arrested and is facing charges of theft for the misuse of his imprisoned sibling's funds.

According to Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen P. Sokoloff, Kevin Morgan was arrested and charged with felony theft stemming from his alleged misuse of money from an account Shawn Morgan shares with his wife. Kevin Morgan allegedly used the cash to pay his own bills. At the time of Shawn Morgan's arrest, Kevin Morgan was granted power of attorney for his brother's holdings.

According to court records, on Nov. 22, a probable-cause statement was filed and Sokoloff made a $25,000 bond recommendation. Also on that day, a warrant was issued for Kevin Morgan's arrest. The following day, a warrant was served to Kevin Morgan by the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department with an initial arraignment scheduled for Nov. 29.

Kevin Morgan waived his preliminary hearing Dec. 14 and posted a reduced bond the following day. He entered a plea of not guilty and is scheduled to appear Feb. 8 before Judge Stephen R. Sharp.

The Senath Fire Department reported that Kevin Morgan's home was also recently destroyed in a fire, burning down Dec. 13, one day before Shawn Morgan's home was destroyed by fire.

Officials have not said whether there is a link between the two fires; however, it was noted that both fires are being investigated by the state fire marshal's office and the cause has yet to be determined.

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