Knife-wielding Louis Morgan jailed for stamping on associate’s head (News)


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Louis Morgan attacked his associate Rhiannon Mills earlier than trying to kill neighbour Gwen Kaplan

A person who stamped on his associate’s head after which tried to kill her neighbour has been jailed for 20 years with 5 extra years on prolonged licence.

Louis Morgan, 34, attacked Rhiannon Mills outdoors her house in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire.

He then smashed his method into 66-year-old Gillian Kaplan’s home earlier than attacking her with two kitchen knives.

Morgan, of Manvers Avenue, Hull, admitted tried homicide and inflicting GBH with intent.

Sheffield Crown Court docket heard Morgan had been courting Miss Mills of Sunningdale Drive, Immingham, for a number of weeks after they met on Tinder.

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Morgan was heard to have a historical past of convictions for home violence

Prosecutor Jeremy Evans stated that on 12 February Miss Mills had gone to Mrs Kaplan’s house “in a state of misery”, urging her to name the police earlier than returning house.

“What adopted was a sustained and brutal assault witnessed by quite a few neighbours,” he stated.

Morgan punched and kicked Miss Mills within the head and abdomen earlier than stamping on her head.

One witness stated he was holding Miss Mills’ daughter beneath his arm as he attacked her, kicking her like he was “kicking a soccer”.


As Morgan crouched subsequent to her outdoors her house he shouted to Mrs Kaplan ‘Is the ambulance on its method?’

She stated it was, earlier than calling him an “animal”.

Mr Evans stated Morgan “instantaneously” attacked Mrs Kaplan’s entrance door earlier than going again to his home to seize a kettle which he used to smash his method by her entrance window.

As soon as inside Morgan grabbed two knives and chased Mrs Kaplan into her lavatory the place he stabbed her repeatedly within the head and face.

A recording of the 999 name was performed in courtroom throughout which Mrs Kaplan might be heard in a state of panic as Morgan pressured a his method in to her home.

At one stage she is heard screaming as Morgan shouts ‘Am I an animal, am I?’ earlier than the road goes useless.

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Morgan admitted tried homicide and GBH with intent

When officers found Mrs Kaplan inside her house they described her as being “at deaths door”.

Mr Evans stated Mrs Kaplan was a “Good Samaritan who was focused merely for attempting to help Miss Mills.”

The courtroom heard he had a historical past of home violence, together with attacking a former associate with a vacuum cleaner and knocking her tooth out.

Defending Morgan, Julian White stated he had described himself as having a “Jekyll and Hyde character”, able to swinging between “glad go fortunate and uncontrollable rage”.

In an announcement learn out in courtroom Miss Mills stated Morgan had “ruined” her life.

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Prosecutor Jeremy Evans stated Morgan’s victims had been ‘fortunate to flee with their lives’

Choose Jeremy Richardson QC stated Morgan’s actions had had a “life shattering” impact on Miss Mills.

He stated: “You’re a deeply maladjusted particular person who poses a really appreciable hazard of visiting exceptionally critical violence on the general public.”

Outdoors courtroom Mr Evans stated: “This was a sustained and brutal assault on two fully defenceless ladies. Each had been fortunate to flee with their lives.”


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