Grand jury indicts suspect in slaying of NKY assistant prosecutor

Police speculate Shannon Gilday killed the 32-year-old woman because of the doomsday bunker at her father’s mansion.
Grand jury indicts suspect in slaying of NKY assistant prosecutor
Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 5:34 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WXIX/WKYT) - A 23-year-old man accused of killing a Northern Kentucky assistant prosecutor was formally indicted Tuesday, according to our Lexington sister station WKYT.

A Madison County grand jury handed down the indictment against Shannon Gilday on one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, one count of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of first-degree criminal mischief.

Gilday pleaded not guilty last month. A date for Gilday’s next court appearance has not yet been set.

Police say he forced his way into the home of former Kentucky State Rep. C. Wesley Morgan on Tuesday, Feb. 22. and killed 32-year-old Jordan Morgan while she was in bed.

Jordan is the daughter of the ex-state representative.


The home where the murder occurred is a $6.5 million mansion that is equipped with a doomsday bunker, Garretts Real Estate Group’s website shows.

State police confirmed to FOX19 NOW on Friday that Gilday possibly targeted the Richmond home because of the bunker. KSP did say they do not know for sure if that was the motive, but it could be.

The 2,000 square-foot shelter is built 26′ underground and can “withstand a Seismic 12 earthquake” and it has two escape tunnels, the website shows.

Gilday served in the Army beginning in August 2018 and was never deployed, according to a US Army spokesperson.

He held the rank of private when he was dishonorably discharged in October 2019, a source confirms.

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