MYRA MORTON couldn’t give her husband more children, but her younger, thinner romantic rival in Morocco was apparently ripe and ready to conceive.That, according to authorities, was why hubby Jereleigh Morton, 47, was to fly off to the North African country last Sunday — to impregnate his second wife, Zahra Toural, in hopes of having a son.
The trip, Montgomery County authorities contend, was why Myra Morton, also 47, killed her husband with two gunshot blasts to the head while he slept in their million-dollar Whitpain Township home early Sunday.
Authorities yesterday also contended that the family’s $6 million in assets was another motive for the killing. Myra Morton is a beneficiary of Jereleigh’s will.
Myra Morton surrendered to the Montgomery County Detective Bureau in Norristown yesterday morning, dressed in black Muslim garb that included a head covering that showed only her eyes. She was flanked by her two defense attorneys, Brian McMonagle and Timothy Woodward.
She was charged with first- and third-degree murder, weapons offenses, and with providing false reports to law-enforcement authorities. She is being held without bail.
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ALLAH: “O ye who believe! the law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman. But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, this is a concession and a Mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty. (The Noble Quran, 2:178)“