New motive emerges from syringe stabbing 


The man accused of stabbing another man in the ear with a syringe in the Tenderloin Monday was not only trying to steal malt liquor, as originally stated by the victim.

“I stuck him with it because he shot up all my heroin,” 43-year-old suspect Ronald Brian Morgan told police, it was reported Friday.

The gruesome syringe attack that left a man bleeding from the ear reportedly occurred at about 1 p.m. in the 300 block of Ellis Street.

Morgan approached the 43-year-old victim, who had been talking to a friend, and demanded $30 he was owed, Tenderloin Station police said.

Morgan then demanded the victim's can of malt liquor, and when he didn’t receive the booze he reportedly threw the man to the ground and stabbed him with the unloaded syringe.

Morgan was subsequently booked on charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, but prosecutors later discharged the case pending further investigation.


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