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    The mother of a Montgomery County teen killed by her ex-boyfriend is speaking out for the first time-- a week after the boy was sentenced to life in prison for the murder. Morgan McCaffrey's mom, Kathy McCaffery, is shedding light on her daughter's toxic relationship with Gilbert Newton III, in an interview with CBS News. Her daughter was very private about the relationship and she only learned about the majority of the abuse after her death. “I was noticing a lot of breaking up, getting back, breaking up, getting back,” McCaffery told CBS. During the year-long relationship, her daughter would tell her friends about insulting text messages, threats and physical abuse. Newton, 19, and McCaffrey, 18, had been broken up for about a month when he stabbed her to death 30 times on July 27, 2020, as Daily Voice previously reported. Morgan McCaffrey was a class of 2020 graduate of Nazareth Academy High School who was excited to continue her education at Manor College. Her friends described her as strong, courageous, independent, and loving, as stated on a GoFundMe campaign...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One week ago, 19-year-old Gilbert Newton III was convicted of first-degree murder for killing his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Morgan McCaffery. Only on CBS3, Morgan’s mother is sharing her daughter’s story, hoping to shine a light on toxic teen relationships. READ MORE: 'They’re Driving Like Idiots': Philadelphia Police Continue Search For Driver In Deadly Roosevelt Boulevard Hit-And-RunKathy McCaffery vowed to never speak her daughter’s killer’s name again, instead hoping to use her voice to warn others about the dangerous relationships that likely you or someone you know is experiencing right now. “She was probably the last person that you would expect this to happen to,” McCaffery said. McCaffery comes to the gazebo outside Nazareth Academy to be close to her daughter, Morgan, the class of 2020 graduate and college-bound ball of energy whose smile could light up any room. “She enjoyed life and was a really happy young girl,” she said. Last summer, Morgan was enjoying time with friends and her new puppy having recently ended a turbulent year-long relationship. “I was noticing a...
    A mother confronted her daughter's killer in a Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday before he was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend at least 30 times during a meeting at a train station last year.  A Montgomery County jury convicted Gilbert Newton III, 19, of first-degree murder in the death of Morgan McCaffery after only 2 ½ hours of deliberation, Fox News affiliate WTXF-TV reported. Moments later, Judge William Carpenter handed down his sentence for the July 2020 slaying. Newton showed no emotion during the proceedings. However, McCaffery’s mother, Kathleen, took the stand during his sentencing. "This isn’t just a life sentence for you, Gil," she said to Newton, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. CREIGHTON U BASEBALL DIRECTOR SHOT, KILLED OUTSIDE NEWLY SOLD HOME; SUSPECT ARRESTED Morgan McCaffery, 18, was killed by her ex-boyfirned in which she was stabbed multiple times, prosecutors said.  (Courtesy of the McCaffery family) She also called him a "living monster." "This is a life sentence you have imposed on all of us," she continued. "I hate you. I will always hate you, and I...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Kathy McCaffery, the mother of Morgan McCaffery, released a heartfelt thank you letter Thursday, one day after “justice was served to the monster that took Morgan’s life” and announced a new foundation, Morgan’s Light, to bring awareness to teen dating violence. Gilbert Newton III was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday by a Montgomery County jury. Newton III, 19, was convicted of stabbing McCaffery, his ex-girlfriend, to death at the Meadowbrook train station on July 27, 2020. Police say Newton III stabbed 18-year-old McCaffery more than 30 times. A heartfelt note of thanks from Morgan McCaffery's mother, one day after her daughter's killer is convicted of first-degree murder. @CBSPhilly #MorgansLight https://t.co/V75xl0F9ul pic.twitter.com/yj9KO9COsk — Alicia Roberts (@ARobertsCBS) September 30, 2021 READ MORE: Historical Marker Unveiled In West Fairmont Park In Honor Of Late 60 Minutes Correspondent Ed BradleyKathy McCaffery, Morgan’s mom, wrote the following letter and released it Thursday: “Yesterday justice was served to the monster that took Morgan’s life. I would like to sincerely thank the Montgomery County District Attorney Office, the Montgomery...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A 19-year-old on trial for the murder of his ex-girlfriend has been found guilty. Authorities say Gilbert Newton III stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend 18-year-old Morgan McCaffery. Police say she was stabbed more than 30 times. On Wednesday, a Montgomery County jury found Newton III guilty of murder in the first degree and possession of an instrument of crime. Gilbert Newton III walks out of a Montgomery County courtroom where a jury returned to clarify the legal definition of first-degree murder. @CBSPhilly https://t.co/z4maCjaY27 pic.twitter.com/bUrVJeRsE8 — Alicia Roberts (@ARobertsCBS) September 29, 2021 READ MORE: Colorful Mural Revealed In Fishtown To Celebrate Philadelphia's Transgender Community  Newton III took to the witness stand on Tuesday at his murder trial in Montgomery County. He told the jury about the events leading up to McCaffery’s death on July 27, 2020. He said they met at the Meadowbrook SEPTA train station in Abington and that he intended to kill “himself” but after an argument with McCaffery, he stabbed her instead. Police found her lifeless body with more than 30 stab...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The fate of Gilbert Newton III is now in the hands of a jury. Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday morning and the jury has begun deliberations. The 19-year-old is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Morgan McCaffery, more than 30 times. READ MORE: 1 Woman Killed, 2 Others Seriously Injured In Strawberry Mansion ShootingNewton III took to the witness stand on Tuesday at his murder trial in Montgomery County. He told the jury about the events leading up to McCaffery’s death on July 27, 2020. He said they met at the Meadowbrook SEPTA train station in Abington and that he intended to kill “himself” but after an argument with McCaffery, he stabbed her instead. Police found her lifeless body with more than 30 stab and slash wounds. A county detective also testified that he recovered text messages from Newton III to his mother a month before McCaffery was killed. One of those text messages allegedly said, “I wanna stab this girl in the [EXPLETIVE] neck, dude. I’m really gonna [EXPLETIVE] kill her, dude. I will...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The trial continues for a Philadelphia man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend during a knife attack at the Meadowbrook train station in Abington. Gilbert Newton III, who faces murder charges, wrapped up his testimony Tuesday afternoon. Back on July 27, 2020, police found 18-year-old Morgan McCaffery’s lifeless body with more than 30 stab and slash wounds. READ MORE: 1 Woman Killed, 2 Others Seriously Injured In Strawberry Mansion ShootingSome of the most emotional testimony came as the prosecution presented text messages from Gilbert Newton III and McCaffery, including on the day she was killed, with several members of both families and the jury tearing up. Weeks before he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend, Newton texted his mom: “I’m really going to kill her,” Newton texted his mother after seeing a picture McCaffery had posted on social media with her new boyfriend. “I’m gonna stab her in the neck 57 times.” Finally, the defense called its last witness, the defendant himself. CBS3 was there as Newton made his way out of a Montgomery County courtroom after taking...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The trial continues for a Philadelphia man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend during a knife attack at the Meadowbrook train station in Abington. Gilbert Newton III, who faces murder charges, wrapped up his testimony Tuesday afternoon. Back on July 27, 2020, police found 18-year-old Morgan McCaffery’s lifeless body with more than 30 stab and slash wounds. READ MORE: Search Intensifies Months After New Jersey Woman Lauren Cho Disappears In CaliforniaSome of the most emotional testimony came as the prosecution presented text messages from Gilbert Newton III and McCaffery, including on the day she was killed, with several members of both families and the jury tearing up. Weeks before he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend, Newton texted his mom: “I’m really going to kill her,” Newton texted his mother after seeing a picture McCaffery had posted on social media with her new boyfriend. “I’m gonna stab her in the neck 57 times.” Finally, the defense called its last witness, the defendant himself. CBS3 was there as Newton made his way out of a Montgomery County courtroom after taking...
    The trial for a Philadelphia teen accused of fatally stabbing his Montgomery County ex-girlfriend over 30 times begins Monday. Gilbert Newton III, 19, is facing charges of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and possessing an instrument of crime. Newton stabbed Morgan McCaffery, 18, of Abington Township, at the Meadowbrook train station on July 27, 2020, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. McCaffery had reportedly broken off a year-long relationship with Newton a month prior to the killing. She had gone to the train station to meet him to discuss their relationship, authorities said. Officers discovered McCaffery lying in the parking lot next to her running car around 8:15 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness reported seeing a white Jeep fleeing the scene. Philadelphia police then went to Newton's home following a 911 call. They found him sitting on the couch, wearing bloody clothing, authorities said. A white Jeep Patriot was parked on the street in front of the home. “A young woman with her whole life ahead of her, just graduated from high school, was brutally stabbed to death,” Montgomery County DA Kevin R....
    ABINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — An 18-year-old Philadelphia teen accused of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend over the summer is due in court Wednesday. A formal arraignment is scheduled for Gilbert Newton III at 9:30 a.m. in Abington. Officials say Gilbert Newton III stabbed 18-year-old Morgan McCaffery more than 30 times on July 27. Her lifeless body was found near the Meadowbrook train station where investigators say McCaffery agreed to meet Newton to discuss their recently ended relationship. Police found Newton at his Fox Chase home within hours of the crime after his family saw him covered in blood with cuts on his hands. His mother reportedly called 911. He was charged with first-degree murder. Newton III is expected to stand trial March 2021.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A suburban community is still in shock Friday night after an 18-year-old woman was allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend earlier this week. A very emotional vigil for Morgan McCaffery was held in Northeast Philadelphia. Hundreds of people gathered to remember a young woman whose life was tragically cut short at the young age of 18-years-old. Some in attendance didn’t know McCaffery very well but say they were here to lift up the family. “Morgan actually grew up on this block. We lived next door to each other, she was my neighbor. But she was more than my neighbor, she was my best friend and my sister,” friend Brittney Beounitis said. The crowd continues to grow for the candle light vigil of Morgan McCaffery on the 3500 block of Oakmont Street. Hundreds of people are here. Some here say they didn’t know her well, but wanted to come to support the family. pic.twitter.com/Polf9OSO0y — Kimberly Davis CBS3 (@KimberlyDavisTV) July 31, 2020 On Monday, Northeast Philadelphia lost its “Oakmont Angel.” Police say McCaffery’s life was brutally taken by...
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