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Lawyer Killed In Kentucky Mansion During Home Invasion

Shannon V. Gilday allegedly shot Jordan Morgan to death inside a multi-million dollar mansion that has a chemical fallout shelter.

By Gina Tron
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A Kentucky lawyer — the daughter of a prominent former state politician — was shot to death inside her father's mansion last week during a home invasion, which may have been triggered by the presence of a fallout shelter.

Jordan Morgan, 32, was at the Richmond mansion of her father and former state lawmaker C. Wesley Morgan on Feb. 22 when an intruder entered the home, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

Police allege that Shannon V. Gilday, 23, of Taylor Mill, “forced his way into the home” at around 4:00 a.m., armed with a rifle. Once inside, he allegedly shot Jordan Morgan “while she was in bed.”

After allegedly shooting the woman, Gilday “confronted the homeowner, when gunshots were exchanged between the two.”

C. Wesley Morgan suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Gilday allegedly fled the scene in a car.

Gilday remained unaccounted for until Monday, when he was found by deputies walking along a road around 4:30 am. He was arrested without incident and has been charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, burglary in the first-degree, criminal mischief in the first degree and assault in the first degree. 

While any clear motive has yet to be determined, investigators are looking into whether or not a bunker on the site of the $6.5 million dollar estate was a motive for the invasion, KCRG reports. The home, which is currently listed as for-sale, apparently has a a $3 Million, 2,000 sq. ft. Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Fallout Shelter,” according to Garrettsrealty.com

"The bunker was no secret at the home," Kentucky State Police Sgt. Robert Purdy told People, while reiterating that police were still unclear on the reasoning behind the home invasion. " Could it be a potential motive? Absolutely. Is it something we are looking into? 100 percent.”

At a Sunday vigil, loved ones celebrated Jordan Morgan’s life.

“She was the most beautiful soul,” her friend Mica Sims told Kentucky.com. “She was fearless. She was up for anything and there was absolutely not one enemy that I can think of that she had in this world. She was beautiful and she was loved by so many.”

It’s not clear if Gilday has a lawyer.

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