Trial Date Set In Morgia Murder Case
A trial date has been set for a 48 year old Watertown man accused of fleeing police and causing a crash that killed a Brownville woman.
Francis "Terry" Morgia faces a 72 count indictment charging him with murder and manslaughter in the October 3, 2011 crash at the intersection of Routes 12 and 342 in the town of Pamelia.
The trial begins June 18 in Jefferson County Court.
Morgia is accused of snatching a purse from a woman at the Kohl's department store in the town of Watertown, then fleeing police, allegedly reaching speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.
The chase ended when Morgia allegedly crashed his car into another vehicle.
The collision left 75 year old Shirley Hammond of Brownville dead and three other people injured.
See our earlier report