"He must be guilty, he fled when I shot at him"
Alabama man is convinced his neighbor is a rapist, so he tries to hire the KKK to "hang him like an animal."
The neighbor was a convicted sex offender, but there was no proof he'd done anything to the man's wife.
An affidavit given by FBI Special Agent Cornelius Harris Jr. in support of a criminal complaint filed Aug. 26 explains that Morgan believed his neighbor, Clifford Maurice Mosley, raped his wife earlier that month. Records show that Mosley, who is African American, was arrested in 2008 for sexual abuse, a fact Morgan was aware of. Harris wrote that Morgan told an undercover FBI agent he responded to the alleged rape by attempting to "force a confrontation" with Mosley on Aug. 22 by firing "multiple rounds of ammunition" at Mosley on the street outside their homes.
"Mosley fled on foot as Morgan fired several shots in the ground beside him in an effort to intimidate him," explained Harris. "Morgan assessed that Mosley must be guilty of the rape of his wife because Mosley never tried to defend himself by standing his ground or offering to reason with Morgan."
Shortly after this incident, Harris said an undercover FBI agent who identified himself as a Klansman called Morgan in order to "verify his desire to murder" Mosley. According to the complaint, during that conversation, Morgan described the shooting incident and said he would meet with the agent on Aug. 25 to arrange payment. The undercover agent claimed he was "en route to Tennessee to pick up a partner to take care of this matter for Morgan."
"Morgan advised that he and his family are supportive of the plan to murder Clifford Maurice Mosley," Harris wrote, adding that Morgan said his father-in-law and mother-in-law wanted "to dynamite the entire block."
Harris also quoted Morgan as having provided detailed instructions about how exactly he wanted Mosley to be killed by the Klan.
"I want this man hung from a tree like he is an animal. I want his dick cut off and I want him cut," Morgan said, according to the complaint. "You're a hunting man right? ... I want him hung from a tree and gutted and left him hung in that tree. ... That's how I want him to die. Die a slow and painful death."