News recap: Morgan’s bail, troubling past; Daniels dies; CVH patient escapes; RBC closed

The lawyer of alleged murderer Stephen Morgan is calling his client’s $15 million bail excessive and plans to seek to lower Morgan’s bail when he’s next in court on May 19, reports the Hartford Courant:

Morgan, [defense lawyer Richard] Brown said, has no prior convictions, is not a flight risk and the evidence shows there were no other weapons found. “This is a person that turned himself in when he didn’t have to,” Brown said.

According to FOX News, an unnamed “former Navy buddy” of Morgan’s also had trouble with the alleged murderer:

“I dodged a bullet on Wednesday and some poor Jewish girl got it instead,” said the 32-year-old veteran, who referred to Morgan as “Psycho Steve” and asked not to be identified for fear of retribution. “I don’t want him getting out of jail and trying to find me. He threatened to kill me so many freaking times. I didn’t think he’d actually go through with it.”

The Courant reports that longtime Wesleyan coach Norm Daniels died yesterday morning in Windsor, CT at the age of 102:

A charter member of the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame, Daniels came to the school as a physical education instructor in 1934 and coached football, wrestling, baseball, basketball and squash over 39 years.

The Middletown Press is reporting that Fred Concannon, a patient at nearby Connecticut Valley Hospital, escaped Friday night. Police still do not  know where Concannon, who has escaped from CVH at least three times before, is.

“At the time Mr. Concannon left the hospital, he was not considered dangerous to others,” [Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services spokesman Wayne] Dailey said. “However, his level of risk becomes increasingly difficult to predict the longer he remains without supervision and treatment.”

According to the Courant, Concannon was committed to CVH in December 1995 after serving time in prison for manslaughter.

FOX 61 has several videos about last week’s vigil and our return to routine. The Courant ran a story about Friday’s vigil, too.

Finally, the Red and Black Café will be closed until September, according to the café’s website.

39 thoughts on “News recap: Morgan’s bail, troubling past; Daniels dies; CVH patient escapes; RBC closed

  1. anonymous

    I have a twenty two year old daughter. I cannot tell anyone how emotionally destroyed I would be if she were to die in the same way as Johanna (or die at all before I did.). If the perpetrator of this crime were a minority he would be doing decades in jail right now. However, he is a child of privilege. He will most likely become an insanity acquitee an do relatively easy time in a psychiatric hospital for a few short years. I guess life is not fair. RIP Johanna.

  2. Anonymous

    For Christ’s sake–an innocent girl, with her whole life ahead of her is dead. Who cares if they put all the shit that happened in one HORRIFIC week at Wes in the same heading. That’s kind of the point. Cut them some slack– we’re all still alive.

  3. Anonymous

    For Christ’s sake–an innocent girl, with her whole life ahead of her is dead. Who cares if they put all the shit that happened in one HORRIFIC week at Wes in the same heading. That’s kind of the point. Cut them some slack– we’re all still alive.

  4. Anonymous

    I really don’t think it’s a big deal to post about various topics in one entry. Would it be better if there were a bunch of separate ones for each news item? I don’t get it.

  5. Anonymous

    I really don’t think it’s a big deal to post about various topics in one entry. Would it be better if there were a bunch of separate ones for each news item? I don’t get it.

  6. Anonymous

    i know exactly what youre talking about. like when tv news talks about an unrelated story after they just did a piece on morgan. srsly. they should leave the rest of their broadcast empty after talking about him. totlly disrespectful.

  7. Anonymous

    i know exactly what youre talking about. like when tv news talks about an unrelated story after they just did a piece on morgan. srsly. they should leave the rest of their broadcast empty after talking about him. totlly disrespectful.

  8. Anonymous

    me too. i hate it when newspapers put a story about morgan on the same page as other news. sometimes they even put stories about morgan on the same page as an advertisement! it’s so disrespectful to the victim.

  9. Anonymous

    me too. i hate it when newspapers put a story about morgan on the same page as other news. sometimes they even put stories about morgan on the same page as an advertisement! it’s so disrespectful to the victim.

  10. Anonymous

    Crap… so much scary stuff happening lately.. but I do have to agree with the other posters: grouping something as pivotal as Morgan’s trial with the other two articles is a bit disrespectful

  11. Anonymous

    Crap… so much scary stuff happening lately.. but I do have to agree with the other posters: grouping something as pivotal as Morgan’s trial with the other two articles is a bit disrespectful

  12. Anonymous

    Yeah. I agree with 10. It doesn’t feel right. Why not at least separate out the stories not about Morgan?

  13. Anonymous

    Yeah. I agree with 10. It doesn’t feel right. Why not at least separate out the stories not about Morgan?

  14. Anonymous

    Yeah, please. I find it disrespectful to Johanna to have news about her murder grouped in with all these random stories. Just weird too.

  15. Anonymous

    Yeah, please. I find it disrespectful to Johanna to have news about her murder grouped in with all these random stories. Just weird too.

  16. Anonymous

    Can someone put out a PSA not to pee in orange juice cartons? It’s disgusting.

  17. Anonymous

    How low will they try to get Morgan’s bail? Low enough that he may be able to actually make it and get out for a while?

    That would be so irresponsible.

  18. Anonymous

    How low will they try to get Morgan’s bail? Low enough that he may be able to actually make it and get out for a while?

    That would be so irresponsible.

  19. Anonymous

    The article says that “Concannon has Level 3 privileges, meaning he must be accompanied by staff when he walks around hospital grounds.”

  20. Anonymous

    The article says that “Concannon has Level 3 privileges, meaning he must be accompanied by staff when he walks around hospital grounds.”

  21. Anonymous

    Concannon is 71 years old. If he was able to escape it means they didn’t have much security on him, which meant he is probably not that dangerous at all.

  22. Anonymous

    Concannon is 71 years old. If he was able to escape it means they didn’t have much security on him, which meant he is probably not that dangerous at all.

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