A gay Atlanta stripper suspected of shooting and killing his roommate before fleeing to Alabama was extradited to Georgia and now faces murder charges in the Midtown homicide.
William Bradley Morgan, 34, was returned to Atlanta last month and denied bond during a first appearance hearing on Dec. 24. That came three months after Morgan allegedly shot Brian Campbell several times in the head on Oct. 1, wrapped his body in plastic and stuffed him inside a closet in the upscale one-bedroom condo they shared at 1010 Midtown on Peachtree Street.
Morgan (photo) was arrested in Calhoun County, Ala., on Oct. 20. During the Dec. 24 hearing, a judge ruled that Morgan posed a “significant risk of fleeing” and was a danger to other people, so he was denied bond. Morgan is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a preliminary hearing. He faces charges of murder and aggravated assault with intent to murder and is being held in the Fulton County Jail.
Morgan, who at the time of the killing was a dancer at Swinging Richards, fled Atlanta after he allegedly killed Campbell, according to Atlanta police. Morgan allegedly shot Campbell sometime after 6 p.m. on Oct. 1, just hours after he, Campbell and friends spent time together.
Surveillance cameras captured Morgan and Campbell returning to the 27th floor condo on Oct. 1. But Morgan then left the apartment, allegedly stole Campbell's vehicle and fled to Alabama.
“The accused is seen on video leaving the condo without the victim and leaving in the victim's vehicle on Oct. 1, 2016,” according to an Atlanta police arrest affidavit. “The victim was never seen again on video after Oct. 1, 2016.”
Once in Alabama, Morgan allegedly used Campbell's credit cards on the same day of the killing. A day later, on Oct. 2, Morgan apparently returned to the Atlanta condo and later left with several suitcases and took them in Campbell's vehicle. He used Campbell's credit cards a second time, according to court documents.
Campbell's wife, who lives in Delaware, called police on Oct. 2 and reported him missing. A friend of Campbell contacted Morgan the same day and “the accused denied knowing the whereabouts of the victim,” according to the arrest affidavit.
On Oct. 3, Atlanta police found Campbell's body in a closet in the 27th floor condo.
“The body condition was consistent with the offense of murder as he was shot multiple times in the head. Two firearms belonging to the victim [were] missing from the residence,” according to court documents.
In November, Atlanta police called Morgan a suspect in Campbell's homicide but declined to comment on the incident or the relationship between the two men.
In 2002, a then 19-year-old Morgan was arrested after he tied up a high school teacher in Heard County, Ga., and tried to steal her car, according to the Augusta Chronicle. Morgan was on a prison work detail at the time of the incident. Morgan was born in Anniston and has a wife there, according to court documents.
Campbell was a longtime executive of Comcast and was promoted in 2012 to Division Vice President of Collection, according to his obituary. He worked in Atlanta but split time between here and a home in Delaware that he shared with his wife of 14 years and two children. A funeral service was held for Campbell on Oct. 14 in Wilmington, Del.
Friends in Atlanta have described Campbell as a quiet, friendly and generous person and sports fan.