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Update: Second man arrested in killing of former Biloxian Kelei Morris

A second man faces prosecution in the killing of former Biloxian Kelei Morris, shot to death two years ago in Mobile.

The Aurora (Colorado) Police Department arrested Adam Tyler Miller on Tuesday after his indictment on a murder charge, as reported by Fox 10 NBC.

Miller, 26, is being held in Colorado pending extradition proceedings, said Mobile police Public Information Officer Donald Wallace.

Steven Mason, 33, a registered nurse whom Morris had dated, was arrested Monday, also on a murder charge. He has pleaded not guilty.

Both men are accused in her fatal shooting Feb. 2, 2015, at Arlington Park Apartments on Grelot Road in Mobile. Morris, 23, was placed on life support but died of a gunshot wound to the head. It’s unclear if both men shot at Morris.

“Our investigators are being tight-lipped at this stage of the investigation,” Wallace said.

“I truly have some peace now,” said Monique Pietrowski, who called Morris her daughter because Morris and her daughter had been friends since childhood. “I have a strong feeling we will see justice.”

Morris, a graduate of St. Patrick High School in Biloxi, was a respiratory therapist at Mobile Infirmary, where Mason had worked. Her friends have said she had quit dating him.

Mason was a nurse with the Singing River Health System in Jackson County when he was arrested.

Mason was convicted in 2003 of murdering his high school girlfriend. He was prosecuted as a youthful offender, receiving a three-year prison term and a conviction that apparently didn’t show up on criminal background checks.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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