NYT Reports on Morgan’s Past

The New York Times just posted a more extended article about the events yesterday, with some new details about Morgan’s past. Here is an excerpt:

The police said he did not appear to have a criminal history. Public records indicate that he lived in Fairfax County, Va., in 2000 and was in Honolulu from September 2000 to February 2001. In March 2001, one record showed a military address aboard the U.S.S. Lake Erie, a Navy guided missile cruiser. But the Navy said they had no record of him.

From 2002 to 2007, he lived in various places in Colorado Springs and Boulder. Justin Flowers, a man who bought a $200,000 home from Mr. Morgan in Colorado Springs in 2005, said Mr. Morgan sold the house because he had broken up with a fiancee about whom he talked constantly.

“He seemed like he had way too much on his mind, a whole lot of pain inside of him,” Mr. Flowers said. He said he never detected anti-Semitism in Mr. Morgan, but said he had refused to sell his house to a Vietnamese family because he “didn’t like Vietnamese people.”

In Boulder, Ed Shvarzman, who rented an apartment to Mr. Morgan, said he was “full of anger, kind of maybe withholding emotion.”

Note: The story is more sensationalized, less a just-the facts approach of previous accounts. (i.e. “There was no way to foresee the sudden, nightmarish sequel.”)

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