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Local Man Committed for Wesleyan Death

The local man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of a Wesleyan University Student has been ordered to spend 60 years and a psychiatric hospital.

A local man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2009 slaying of a Wesleyan University student was ordered to be committed to a maximum-security psychiatric hospital for 60 years Wednesday, according to this story in the Salem News.

In December, Stephen Morgan, 32, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the May 2009 death of 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich. The college junior from Timnath, Colo., was shot seven times while working at a bookstore cafe near the liberal arts school in Middletown.

Morgan had apparently met Justin-Jinich at New York University in the summer of 2007, police said.

Police say Justin-Jinich was working at The Red and Black Cafe inside Broad Street Books on May 6, 2009, when Morgan walked in disguised in a wig and glasses and shot her seven times with a handgun before fleeing.

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