Columbus woman found guilty of aggravated assault in 2014 stabbing

Columbus woman found guilty of aggravated assault in 2014 stabbing

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The jury has decided the fate of a woman accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in 2014.

Pricilla Harris, also known as Pricilla Morgan, was found guilty of aggravated assault by a jury on Thursday.

She was found not guilty of malice murder, felony murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Harris is charged with the stabbing death of her boyfriend Anthony Murray. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday afternoon.

Priscilla Morgan's attorney Stacey Jackson says she was not the aggressor and was defending herself. He says while Morgan has been cleared of the most serious charges there is still more work left to do.

"The theory of case now is not guilt or innocents. It's just simply trying to argue to the judge about why Ms. Morgan should not spend any more time in jail," Jackson said.

About an hour after deliberations started, a letter was sent to Judge Arthur Smith asking if they could watch the police interview with Harris and listen to the 911 call again.

The jury, which consists of four men and eight women, watched the interview Wednesday. The video was several hours long and the jury was sent home after the video ended. On Thursday morning, the jury listened to the 911 call and began deliberating at 9:30 am.

Loud debating could be heard outside the courtroom coming from the jury room. A recess was called and jurors went to lunch prior to reaching a verdict.

Sentencing will take place on Oct. 14 at 3:45 p.m. Morgan faces a minimum sentence of 1 year in prison or a maximum of 20 years.

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