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Young Woman Murders 64-Year-Old Sugar Daddy after He Dumps Her
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Summary: A Pennsylvania woman allegedly murdered her sugar daddy after he broke up with her this summer. 

A 33-year-old woman allegedly murdered her wealthy 64-year-old lover after he attempted to end their relationship. Fox News reported that the woman called her ex her “sugar daddy,” and that she was enraged after he had tried to kick her out of his home.


On Monday, prosecutors said that Jennifer Lynn Morrissey, a motorcycle mechanic with a criminal record, shot her ex-lover after he broke up with her and then faked a robbery to cover up the crime.

Morrissey dated Michael McNew, a former pharmaceutical executive who knew about her checkered past but invited her to live with him anyway. For nearly two years, the odd couple got along smoothly, and McNew took care of Morrissey, buying her presents, paying her bills, and covering her court fees and other legal expenses.

In 2015, Morrissey moved into her sugar daddy’s home in Trenton, New Jersey, but he called it off two years later. In August of 2017, police found him dead at his home with a bullet in his brain.

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The police said that Morrissey staged the homicide to look like a burglary gone awry. After the killing, she messaged McNew on Facebook to make it appear that she didn’t know what had happened and was checking in on him. She also buried his laptop and her phone in her new boyfriend’s yard, hoping to hide any evidence of her crime.

Morrissey’s other boyfriend helped remove gun residue from her hands by urinating on them, police said. Morrissey was not originally a suspect in McNew’s death, but she had allegedly bragged about killing McNew while serving time for another offense and her cellmates ratted her out.

Now, Morrissey admits to shooting her ex, but she said that the killing was accidental, a result of a “kill or be killed” moment.

“She came to her home to retrieve some belongings and struggled over a firearm, and Mr. McNew unfortunately was shot and killed,” Morrissey’s lawyer, Phillip Steinberg, said at a hearing on Monday.

However, this account appears inaccurate compared to text messages between Morrissey and McNew. According to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, Morrissey sent her ex several threatening messages in early August after he told her to come pick up her stuff. He said that he had boxed up her belongings and that she was no longer welcome in his home.

“Get the gun ready cause I’m coming. I already told you that I’ll be there tonight … guess your [sic] just gonna have to shoot me,” one of the texts read. “I’m gonna stab ya.”

The prosecutor said that he does not believe Morrissey is a victim. She is due back in court on December 8.

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