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Morris indicted, home to be sold at auction

Posted December 1, 2009

— The home of Kelly and Scott Morris at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road was signed into foreclosure Tuesday morning. An auction was set for Jan. 5.

The couple has been in the news since September 2008, when Kelly Morris was reported missing and their home caught fire.

William Scott Morris, 35, was indicted Monday in her death and with setting the fire at their home. He was being held in the Granville County Detention Center without bond.

Authorities found the skeletal remains of Kelly Morris, 28, Nov. 17 and charged her husband on the same day.

While the case winds through the courts, Kelly Morris' father and stepmother – Pat and Juanita Currin – have custody of the Morrises' 6-year-old daughter. A second daughter, Kelly Morris' from a previous relationship, has been staying with her father.

According to search warrants in the case, family members and friends told authorities the couple was having marital problems and had talked about divorce.


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  • Hammerhead Dec 2, 2009

    "who cares about the house, A great lady died there,RIP Kelly maybe MR Currin will buy it and keep it."

    It's part of the story, nobody is forgetting about the victim.

  • Ladybug1 Dec 2, 2009

    If it has gone into foreclosure, the Lender (bank) will get what's made at the auction. The Deed of Trust is probably for more than the home is valued at in present condition. Doubtful anything will go to the children.

  • wcumom Dec 1, 2009

    I hope the money from the auction will go to the kids?????

  • teacher-mom Dec 1, 2009

    Well done. Now, we need to go after the other one who killed his wife. I do not remember his name.

  • mike honcho Dec 1, 2009

    I would like to see any money go to an education fund for the daughter who lost both parents.

  • ThatsWhatIThought Dec 1, 2009

    the land is what most people would want. the garage may be salvagable.

  • killing_me_softly Dec 1, 2009

    Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmmmm

  • packfan21 Dec 1, 2009

    who cares about the house, A great lady died there,RIP Kelly maybe MR Currin will buy it and keep it.

  • momee Dec 1, 2009

    you would buy it for the land...

  • betty8i Dec 1, 2009

    It is half way burnt down. Not sure why anyone would want to buy it, looks like it would take more money to fix it then you would be buying it for.