Pittsylvania County man sentenced for attempted murder

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS 10) - A Pittsylvania County man was sentenced after deputies said he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Michael Morrison will spend 25 years in prison.

Morrison received 10 years for attempted first-degree murder, five years for attempted arson, and 10 years for felony hit and run, according to the Pittsylvania County circuit court's website.

He was also ordered to pay $1,585 in court costs.

He was accused of ramming into his ex-girlfriend's car in March, busting out her window with a tire iron, and then pouring gasoline on her.

In August, Morrison pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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