Santa Monica Man Pleads to Violent Robberies

A homeless man pleaded no contest yesterday for three separate robberies in Santa Monica, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Keri Modder said Brian Noah Morgan (dob 4/1/93) entered the pleas for two counts each of attempted murder and second-degree robbery.

Morgan also admitted a special allegation of using a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife.

Sentencing is scheduled on July 6 in Department W70 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch. The defendant will get sentenced to 32 years in state prison.

On May 15, 2017, Morgan broke into a residence and assaulted a person inside, the prosecutor said. The following week, the defendant broke into another home where a victim was stabbed several times and another was attacked with a hammer, the prosecutor added.

During a third robbery, a couple had just returned from their daughter’s wedding and were unloading the gifts in front of their house when they were approached by Morgan, who demanded money. After a scuffle, Morgan took the woman’s wedding ring and some money, the prosecutor said.

Case SA095746 was investigated by the Santa Monica Police Department.

Los Angeles District Attorney / Case SA095746 / June 21, 2018

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