Sylacauga Resident Dies of Injuries

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal


Sylacauga resident Martha Morris of 701 Spring Valley Road died this morning at 6:21 AM from injuries received July 25, 2002. Morris received extensive burns after being set on fire at her residence around 4:18 PM July 25th..

Thirty-nine year old Johnny Taylor, Morris’s boyfriend, has been charged with murder, following an investigation by the Talladega County District Attorney Office, Talladega County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Fire Marshals.