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Convicted racketeer acquitted on hit-man murder conspiracy charges

TAMPA — Jurors acquitted Earnest Charles Morgan Jr. this week of two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Morgan, 37, was accused of ordering a hit on a man he thought had snitched. Prosecutors retried him on the conspiracy charges after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict during his original trial in April. The not-guilty verdicts won't earn him freedom, though. Morgan faces decades in prison for prior racketeering and drug convictions and was recently arrested on additional drug trafficking charges, said prosecutor Darrell Dirks.

Convicted racketeer acquitted on hit-man murder conspiracy charges 05/15/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 15, 2009 4:23pm]

    

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