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Lauren MorganCHATTANOOGA, TN – A woman with no legs has admitted to beating her 73-year-old boyfriend to death with a crowbar.

According to police, James Masingill pleaded for his life as his girlfriend, 48-year-old Laura Morgan, used a crowbar to bludgeon him to death from her wheelchair. Afterwards, she took $200 from his wallet and went out to buy some crack.

When she returned home a couple hours later, she called 911 and told the dispatcher what she had done. Responding police would find Morgan in her wheelchair on the front porch of the home, and would locate Masingill’s body in the living room.

Morgan has been charged with first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery. According to court records, Morgan has prior convictions for prostitution and drug possession.

Morgan and Masingill have been dating for 17 years and neighbors say that the victim was just trying to help Morgan turn her life around. Morgan’s family say that she was simply acting in self-defense.

“She told me they had been arguing and he came after her with a crowbar and swung at her and hit her in the hand with it and she was able to push him down and grab the crowbar, and that she hit him in the head and killed him,” Morgan’s niece, Carisa Holewinski says.

Holewinski did admit that Morgan and Masingill’s relationship had turned rocky after Morgan had both of her legs amputated.

According to a June police report, Masingill contacted police claiming Morgan threatened to “get him while he was sleeping.” Morgan said she didn’t mean it and was just mad at Masingill for nagging her over cooking. No one was charged, but police say Masingill had police take a ball bat and machete with them for his safety.

Holewinski says that regardless of what it looks like, Morgan has cleaned up her act and couldn’t have killed Masingill for money to buy drugs.

“I hope that we can fight it and get it for self-defense, considering he’s gone after her before,” Holewinski says. “He shouldn’t have done what he did, but I still do feel bad because I love him.”

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  • Lisa Mallo

    I’ve officially been here too long. My only concern after reading this was “why were her legs amputated?”

  • JohnQknowitall

    Well at least the prison will have a porch that is ADA compliant.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Ah, if only the geezer had been dressed up like a clown, this story would’ve made @CTCT:disqus’s entire year.

  • Sam

    She was a prostitute? How can you spread your legs for money if you haven’t got any?

  • Sam

    Never mind the prison, i want to know who the considerate drug dealer is with the wheelchair ramps.

  • HAL 9000

    Those May-September/December relationships never end well. Especially when you throw in some crack.

  • Valerie

    How are her legs? I know she likes crowbars, are you sure she is okay?

  • midniteshadows

    This is the Twilight Zone of DD isn’t it? It’s either that or a badly rewritten script for Monty Python’s “Holy Grail”. The guy was beaten to death by a woman in a wheelchair with no legs. What part of “Run Away” did he not get?

    Dated for 17 years? WTH? What rabbit hole did the niece fall into? Auntie cleaned up her act and didn’t buy no drugs? Seriously? I feel a migraine coming on.

  • LoKi4778

    Now she can charge half because it’s half the work…

  • Miss_Ann_thrope

    His last name was Masingill?!? Seriously? Isn’t it obvious? The man must have been a douche!

  • brandi

    i only read a couple sentences, and i had to come here immediately….. 40????????? oh no thats like 70, has to be, she lied!

  • brandi

    she don’t have to spread em anymore, just lay back, and they go in low under the radar lmfao

  • kimbev69

    she probably shared with the niece so she’s covering

  • CT

    Bitch stole my angle! I’m going to sue! How much do you think I could get in civil court?

  • CT

    Fucking poser, that’s what she is.

  • CT

    I will always and I mean always have my teeth – oh and I am blonde.

  • Valerie

    Whew, I just saw crowbar and i got scared for you. Not that I think you are a crack whore.

  • CT

    I’d be more of the drunk in the front yard screaming at you to get the fuck off my yard type, I imagine.

  • CT

    My concern went to the missing teeth. I’m vain like that.

  • brandi

    ahhh yous kids the fuck off my lawn!!! (grumble grumble, something incoherent….)

  • LeaveMeBe

    And substitute alcohol for crack. My CT isn’t a crack whore. I mean, crack head.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I was going to suggest going for an arm and a leg but… well… you know.

  • JGo555

    So she killed him with ONE whack? I mean, he could always just WALK away right? Then again, if she’s in a wheelchair, them wheelchaired people have strong arms.

  • Lena60

    Lmao Sam, she still can give good blow jobs having no teef.:P

  • Lena60

    This is not adding up right.Crackhead in a wheelchair beats you to death? he either was on drugs and out of it or sleeping. How else could he not get away?

  • LeaveMeBe

    Is this a mugshot or a headshot from her modeling portfolio? WTH is she looking at?

  • LeaveMeBe

    Hi Lena! *does happy dance*

  • techsupp0rt

    That’s kind of sad. I imagine it would be possible that he tried to hit her with it, and it would only take one shot to the head with a crowbar to kill someone (did it say how many times she hit him?). I threaten to kill my husband in his sleep occasionally, for various things. He says ‘what did you say’? I smile and shake my head, ‘nothing honey’. Then we both get shifty-eyed.

  • techsupp0rt

    Probably only half a crack rock.

  • techsupp0rt

    I’d charge more for the ability to literally sit and spin. Whzzzzzzzz!

  • Buffettgirl

    Crack – check, crowbar – check, wheelchair – check, dead boyfriend – check, life is good from the front porch in Chat’nooga today…

  • Sam

    Bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘spinster’…

  • brandi

    Omg yes! If she puts both arms out and spins really fast she can do the helicopter, and then charge even more!

  • Cory

    How in the fuck does it take someone 17 yrs to get there life together? I know we all learn at different rates but dam I’m guessing he stuck it out for the gummies lol

  • 18th40

    It’s good to have dreams.

  • 18th40

    What’s the world coming to when you can’t trust your legless crack whore.

  • 18th40

    The faces of meth, I think she was Miss July.

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    Chattanooga, TN police don’t get paid enough. My boss has never asked me to find seven other legless, toothless women for a police lineup.

  • Califboy

    Is this a case of “strong arm robbery??? “

  • Califboy

    there are several different types of crack, plumbers crack, ass crack, pussy crack etc, crack crack……

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I call shenanigans on pretty much this entire story.

    1.) There is NO WAY she is 40. I’m 30, and she looks like… 90 years older!

    2.) Even with this gentleman’s advanced age, he should have been able to get away from her easily. I want a tox report STAT!

    3.) Are we absolutely sure this didn’t happen in Florida?

  • Lena60

    Hi LMB…missed you. :)

  • James Miltenberger

    a legless crackhead prostitut from tennesee lmao

  • creamofflicka

    Damn,.. I was in late for the douche joke. Regardless of my timing, this story is DD GOLD. Crack whore amputee offs senior aged BF, whose named after a douche no less, with a fuckin’ crowbar…fuck yea.

  • Rochell Arnold

    I know….all the good jokes got taken on this one….

  • Buffettgirl

    Amen to all of the above! The article says she is 48, I’m 42, if this is what 48 looks like I’m scared sh1tless… Of course I tend to say no to crack, prostitution and dating geezers so maybe it won’t be so bad when I hit 48? She does have that Flori-duh, cracked-out in the sun look to her, must be a transplant from the Sunshine State…

  • princessReyRey

    Yeah… I may be a horrible person, but maybe we should just let the trash kill each other off so they can’t produce more trash… like her niece She’s just pissed because she’s a crack whore in training and her aunt got arrested before she could finish teaching her all the “tricks” of the trade!

  • Buffettgirl

    Oh HELL! I just spewed my Dr Pepper all over my computer screens! How did I miss this gem earlier in the day? LMAO!!!

  • Wildheart

    I tell my boyfriend all the time “I am so killing you in your sleep one day” – usually when he’s aggravating the crap out of me like the mental 9 year old he is. :)

  • Wildheart

    I admit that my first brief thought when I saw the headline was “Oh no CT!” ;)

  • Wildheart

    I’m 49 and, believe me, that….thing….is not representative of this age group.

  • Suzy Sears

    I have the same phobia CT and plus I paid a fortune for the damn things Be damned if I have my pic taken without them lol. Let alone a mugshot ! Where is her pride?

  • Heather4877

    ME TOO! I’m disappointed.

  • CT

    You are working your way into my girl gang quickly. Suzy Sears is up there too.

  • CT


  • Buffettgirl

    Hmmm – I tell mine that he’s perpetually 12… ;-)

  • G.I.R.L.

    When will these dudes realize that you can’t change a hoodrat-crackwhore into a housewife? It’s always that “I thought i could help her turn her life around” silliness; buffoon, go on eHarmony if you’re that desperate. Wanted to turn her life around and she would up taking this.

    Then again…if you’re a 73yo bf, then you’re better to get what ever thing walls in your direction first; or, in this case, wheel.

  • G.I.R.L.

    I hope they wear a condom that covers the entire body.

  • G.I.R.L.

    Well they say it’s better to stick your hard beef in the missing teeth. That sex must’ve been zoom-crazy.

  • G.I.R.L.

    She was also on crack; this one guy on crack was so strong that he actually ATE someone’s face off! That’s like Superman-level awesomeness!

  • G.I.R.L.

    Arthritis? Or he probably tried to get away, but his Alzheimer’s made him forget how to leave the room.

  • Jack2

    I have read it all. I have at this point.

  • Abroad

    When I get legless on the weekend it tends to involve alcohol rather than crack. :-P

  • LeaveMeBe

    I vote yes on both of them.

  • Wildheart

    Do we have to supply our own crowbar?

  • LeaveMeBe

    No. CT has a supplier. He does good work and will even engrave your initials on them. If you want it powder-coated a fun color you’ll have to pay for that yourself, though.

  • JustBrowsingLife

    My attention kept leaping to the man’s last name Masingill = Douche

  • Wildheart

    I’ll have mine pimped out with flames and engraved with “Fucking look me up bitch!”

  • LeaveMeBe

    That is so going to our battle cry!

  • BlackHeywood

    A legless crack whore prostitute, damn. I guess if I had both legs amputated I’d smoke crack to. And if someone wanted to have sex with a legless woman,there is an ass for every seat. You might as well make a buck or two to feed that crack habit.

  • Mary Mahi Mahi

    Yeah forget her missing legs & teeth (meth does rot your teeth out) for just a moment. Now exactly how does her trailer park trash niece Carisa expect us to believe her Aunt Laura doesn’t have a drug habit? Yeah right maybe there’s a reason she’s got no legs it’s called KARMA. $200.00 to some is
    not a lot to this crack ho it was the reason to buy crack cocaine that cost this poor elderly man his life. Sobering up with no drugs in sight in jail Aunt Laura has now concocted it was self defense. I bet the next we’ll hear from Aunt Laura is that the old man jealous of her gorgeous legs cut them off too! Just wait…….

  • Mary Mahi Mahi

    Sam’s right. Maybe she “was” as in past tense a prostitute before her legs were cut off? Too bad she didn’t get a fake pair of legs so the old man would still be alive since not too many johns want a legless hooker. Of course with no teeth giving head she’ll brag she doesn’t bite!

  • Mary Mahi Mahi

    That’s funny right there! Hey we must thank her she could’ve started ca$hing the old man’s Social Security checks for years to come.

  • Mary Mahi Mahi

    Hey, hey hey whoa slow your horse down Buffettgirl. I’m from Flori-duh not originally this used up, beat up crack ho missing limbs & teeth she was BORN in Tennessee. Let’s get it right! You may see some of the worse in Flori-duh they’re transplants coming from where? Tennessee. Tons of hott (spelled with two t’s) babes live in the Sunshine State that don’t fuck their first cousins who father their inbred kids living on welfare in a trailer with three dogs.

  • Buffettgirl

    You’re right, I shouldn’t have assumed she was a Floriduh-ian… it’s just that more often than not, the craziest stories seem to come from Florida and this one fit right in to that catagory. It was an honest mistake. If it makes you feel any better, some of the really bizarro stories have originated in Oregon lately, my current home and birthplace. I’m getting a little worried about it! ;-)

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