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Gregory W. Morton sentenced to 19 years in prison

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | 2:45 p.m. CDT; updated 5:05 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Gregory Morton examines a photograph during his testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields on June 23 at the Boone County Courthouse. Morton, Fields' ex-husband, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2009 in the death of Fields' prior husband, Mitchell Kemp.

COLUMBIA — Gregory W. Morton was sentenced to 19 years on Tuesday afternoon in Boone County Court.

Morton admitted to shooting Mitchell W. Kemp on Aug. 24, 2004. He testified against Tausha Fields during her trial in exchange for a plea bargain and a reduced charge of second-degree murder.

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Fields was found guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Kemp on June 29.


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