Atmore Man Gets Life For Strangling Woman, Torching Her Home

May 24, 2019

An Atmore man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for a 2013 strangulation death.

Collis McCaster, now 46, was originally charged with capital murder but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of murder for the death of 60-year old Mildred Jackson Morris.

Firefighters responded a call of smoke coming from her home at 227 Adams Street about 5:20 a.m. on June 8, 2013.. Once the fire was contained and firefighters were able to enter the  residence, the remains of Morris were  found on the living room couch where family members stated she normally slept.  Morris was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. Fire officials said the fire was contained mostly to the living room of the home.

McCaster was arrested a few hours later. He underwent a polygraph test and confessed to the crime.

Pictured top and bottom: A woman found dead following a fire at the Adams Street home in June 2013 in Atmore was murdered. Pictured below: Firemen fill out statements for law enforcement following the blaze. photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Atmore Man Gets Life For Strangling Woman, Torching Her Home”

  1. Joey on May 26th, 2019 2:16 am

    Amazing. A life was taken and us as taxpayers will spend our dollars to feed a person meals with free clothing and any other thing he needs for the rest of his life.

  2. AC on May 24th, 2019 2:39 pm


    There are different degrees of murder. Capital murder, which he was originally charged with, is the highest degree. He plead to a lesser degree of the same crime of murder.

  3. Good grief on May 24th, 2019 10:07 am

    Why did it take 6 yrs????

  4. Ellis on May 24th, 2019 9:33 am

    3 squares a day at Holman? lesser charge of murder instead of MURDER!

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