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Eric Preimesberger’s Brother-In-Law Gets 25 Years


In May, a Washoe County jury convicted Timothy Wayne Morgan of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon for the bludgeoning of Eric Preimesberger.

Today, District Judge Patrick Flanagan sentenced Morgan to a 25-year prison term for the 2010 baseball bat attack which killed his brother-in-law.

Morgan maintains his  innocence.

After telling investigators several wild stories about drug dealers and gangs, Morgan eventually claimed self defense.  Morgan claims he was trying to protect his sister, Kristi Preimesberger, from Eric’s violent rage when he grabbed a baseball bat and bashed his head in, crushing his skull and breaking several bones in his face.

In addition to the 25 year sentence, Judge Flanagan sentenced Morgan to a consecutive term of 3 1/2 to 16 years in for a deadly weapon enhancement. Morgan could be eligible for parole after serving at least 13.5 years.

Eric’s mother, Kay Wilson told the judge she knew Morgan as a ‘kind and gentle soul’ known as a peacemaker.  She told the judge she loved Morgan and wanted his sentence to be time already served or that he be placed on house arrest.  Wilson also says she doesn’t believe the right person was convicted for her son’s murder.

Kristi Preimesberger was not charged, but many wonder what her true role in the murder was and why Morgan was willing to take the fall for his sister.

A search on this site for – Preimesberger – will bring up all the previous stories on Eric’s tragic death.



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  1. kayericsmom
    07/20/2012 at 10:28 pm

    I am Eric’s mom, and I stand by what I said in court and have said all along I will NEVER believe Tim killed his brother Eric. They were school friends from Jr. high on, long before Kristi came into our lives with all her toxic waste in tow.
    If you knew Eric, you know he would never, ever have turned his back on any man he was in an altercation with, but he would turn his back on his wife. nuf said?

  2. 07/24/2012 at 9:17 am

    So sorry for your loss Kay, i pray for you and i hope that kristi will eventually get what she deserves

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