Salt Lake City, UT (Feb 18, 2021) – A Utah woman, Morgan Kay Harris, is facing charges after her boyfriend, Alexander Wardell, was found dead in a locked storage unit. According to reports, Harris had allegedly set her dog on fire and then locked Wardell in the storage unit, where he died of smoke inhalation.
Harris has been charged with aggravated arson, aggravated animal cruelty, and obstruction of justice. If convicted, she could face up to life in prison.
The incident occurred on February 11th, when Harris allegedly set her dog on fire in her apartment. Afterward, she allegedly locked Wardell in the storage unit, where he was found dead the next day.
Harris is currently being held in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail. Her next court appearance is scheduled for March 1st.
This tragic incident has left many in the community shocked and saddened. Our thoughts are with Wardell’s family and friends during this difficult time. – Wasatch Defense Lawyers does not represent any parties mentioned above, nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story, or are in need of legal consultation, contact us through our website or by calling (801) 980-9965 – Source: Perez Hilton, “Utah Woman Morgan Kay Harris’ Dog Killed By Fire Set By Boyfriend Alexander Wardell, Locked In Storage Unit,” https://perezhilton.com/utah-woman-morgan-kay-harris-dog-killed-fire-boyfriend-alexander-wardell-locked-storage-unit/, accessed April 15, 2021.
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