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Federal prosecutors: East Ala. man to plead guilty to murder for hire

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Allen Wayne Morgan. Source: Tuscaloosa VA Center video Allen Wayne Morgan. Source: Tuscaloosa VA Center video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Federal prosecutors say an east Alabama man has agreed to plead guilty to murder for hire.

Investigators say Allen W. Morgan tried to hire who he thought was a KKK member to kill a black neighbor, who his wife accused of raping her.

That "KKK member" turned out to be an undercover FBI agent and Morgan was taken into custody shortly after trying to hire the agent.

According to court documents, Morgan described how he wanted his neighbor murdered by stating, "I want this man hung like a tree like an animal. I want his [expletive] cut off and I want him cut...I want him hung from a tree and gutted...that's how I want him to die. Die a slow painful death and that's it."

Morgan faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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