A young man named Jacob Morgan murdered his 14-month-old brother in March 2015 by lighting him on fire. He has been arrested and is being detained. He faced third-degree arson, accidental death, and child negligence in 2016. He must serve time in jail for the next 15 years. Not even after his second hearing on May 18, 2022, did the inmate get to stay behind bars.
What happened to Jacob Morgan?
Jacob Matt Morgan was arrested for killing his half-brother Joshua Alexander Hill in March 2015. He pleaded guilty to murdering youngsters on October 26, 2021. Jacob, aged 17, burned his 14-month-old brother to death in 2015. Thus, he’s being held responsible for third-degree arson, endangering a child’s welfare, and unintentional child death. The court claims he started two fires in the house, one near the baby and another near the house itself. Morgan’s wildfire narrative is untrue. He stated he accidentally threw the pillow.
Authorities suspect the fire started in the living room or master bedroom, where the baby was sleeping, and the guy threw a flaming pillow. Jacob’s mother said he had a mental illness, developmental challenges, and reading and writing issues. She added that Jacob adores his younger brother and wants him to be independent. Jacob’s parents shared the autism diagnosis with the authorities. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison but given five years of probation.
Personal details of Jacob Morgan
Jacob is now 24 years old. Jacob Morgan was the first child of Matthew Morgan and Julie Hill Dover. British-born Matthew Morgan is our next guest. He has worked in various entertainment fields, including stand-up comedy, acting, writing, disc jockeying, and radio hosting. He is famous for his work with Russell Brand on The Russell Brand Show, which airs on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, and Radio X. Besides collaborating with Russell Brand on the programme, he also wrote for it. The Morgans call Rock Hill, South Carolina home.
New case updates on Jacob Morgan
On Wednesday, May 18, parole was denied to a South Carolina teenager who, seven years ago, set fire to his newborn brother’s room in Rock Hill. Even though his appeal was denied, Jacob Matthew Morgan may be released from jail in December due to a provision of state legislation. By that time, he would have served half of his prison sentence. The South Carolina Release Board discussed Jacob’s case via video conference and ultimately decided against granting him parole. Columbia was the location of the parole board’s meeting.
Morgan’s parole hearing occurred in the MacDougall Correctional Institute in Berkeley County. This was his second hearing after being informed he couldn’t be released in May 2021. To first-degree murder and arson in 2016, Morgan entered a guilty plea. He faced the possibility of a lifetime behind bars after being accused of both murders. Third-degree arson, involuntary manslaughter, and child negligence led to Morgan’s conviction in 2016. At his parole hearing on Wednesday, Morgan did not admit guilt. He explained that he was in the wrong location at the wrong time. Henry Eldridge, the Parole Board’s executive director, ran out of questions, signalling the session’s conclusion. Only Morgan’s mother testified in favour of his release in 2021.