Harvey Stephen Morrow, Conman Who Preyed on Late CdM Man's Famous Son, Convicted of Murder
His worst crime, yet to come, would have an Orange County tie.
|Steven B. Williams|
In the 1980s, Steven B. Williams was among Denver's hottest radio stars and a perennial winner of Best of Denver awards from our Village Voice Media sister paper, Westword. He later moved to Southern California for voice-over work. After the death of his wealthy father, who lived in a million-dollar Corona del Mar home, Morrow came into Williams' life claiming to be an old friend of Dad.
Morrow offered to help Williams set up a trust based on an estate valued at $2 million. Once Morrow got access to the funds, he used sizable chunks to outfit his yacht with a fireplace and electronic gadgets. He told his new friend Williams they would sail around the world together.
|Morrow's booking photo|
He wound up in Great Falls, Montana, working at a car dealership. He told a co-worker his wife had died in a tragic boating accident, prompting him to move as far away from the sea as he could get. But that co-worker, Joe Parsetich, was an ex-cop. He did some snooping on the Internet and found a Denver television news report naming Morrow as a person of interest in Williams' death.
Five years after Williams was found floating, 60-year-old Morrow has been convicted of murdering Williams for financial gain, the Los Angeles Times reports today. Morrow is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 16. He faces the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole. His future cell mate better hide his matchsticks.