Milwaukee man found guilty of burning down house with estranged wife inside

Twenty-seven-year-old Michael A. Morgan was found guilty on Friday, September 16 of two counts of first-degree reckless homicide, arson, bail jumping, and other charges in relation to setting fire to his own house. His estranged wife currently occupies the residence with her five children, two of them Morgan’s own. The fire started in the 5600 block of N. 36th Street in Milwaukee resulted in the death of two children.

Morgan is not allowed to come near the house due to a pending domestic violence case. He could face up to 80 years in prison for the homicides alone. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 27. Assistant District Attorney made the argument that Morgan was enraged that a court ordered him out of his own house. He slipped into the house when everyone was asleep and doused the furniture with gasoline. Morgan, on the other hand, said he was heading to the house of his friend, Patrick Wilson, at the time of the incident.

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Milwaukee or another area of Wisconsin, turn for legal help to the criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. to increase your chances of avoiding prison or paying a fine. Seek our legal services by calling our offices today at (414) 271-9595.