Dan Morrissey will spend 90 years in prison. That’s after a judge sentenced him Friday for multiple marijuana and meth charges.
Morrissey is the father of Lyric Cook, one of the two cousins who went missing from Evansdale last summer. Their bodies were found in December in a Bremer County wildlife area.
Morrissey has a lengthy criminal history and admitted he has drug problem, but he says the drug issues stem from grief associated with his daughter’s murder.
The judge thought otherwise — calling him a habitual offender. He said Morrissey has negatively impacted every person he’s come in contact with in his life and that the best thing for the community and himself — is 90 years behind bars.
Morrissey’s attorney tells us they will likely appeal his sentence. That appeal will need to be filed within 30-days.