Who is Matthew Allen Coglio? (Why He brutally kills girlfriend April Lee Logan) Biography, Wiki
Matthew Allen, A Virginia man is behind bars, charged with killing his girlfriend just days after a restraining order against him had expired.
The Newport News Police Department reports that 25-year-old Matthew Allen Coglio is facing 2nd-degree murder and firearms charges in connection with the August death of April Lee Logan.
‘You would’ve never known anything was wrong.’
Family and friends are remembering April Logan. She was killed over the weekend in what @NewportNewsPD call a case of domestic violence. You’ll hear from a few friends tonight at 11. #13NewsNow pic.twitter.com/purVE3DJoS
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The incident occurred on August 22 at a Newport News home near Blackwater Way. Around 7:30 am, the police answered a call about an “unspecified problem” and found Coglio with blood on his hand, face and shoes.
When questioned, Coglio reportedly said he watched a firearm safety video with Logan when a gun was accidentally unloaded. Authorities found Logan inside the house with visible injuries. Paramedics came home and reported that he was dead.
13 News Now reported that, according to court documents, neighbors were arguing from home and a man’s voice shouted into the early morning hours all night.
“Multiple neighbors said they heard a voice that sounded like a loud argument, and they heard the voice of an angry man from the house,” a statement read.
Court documents also stated that the 2018 ban order against Coglio expired six days before the shooting. Logan received orders on August 16, 2018, after Coglio pushed him and caused his head to hit a dresser. Logan said that Coglio, who was drinking, also drowned him.
Despite the restriction decision, the couple still lived together. Logan’s mother told 13 News that her daughter was trying to break up with Coglio.
The charge of a misdemeanor against Coglio stemming from the restraining order incident was dropped in December 2018 after Logan was reported to have not come to court twice to testify.
Friends remembered Logan as a caring spirit who always had a smile on his face.
His friend Tory Ramirez said, “It was incredible, hilarious, he was patient, he never had a bad word to say about anyone.”
Brandy Campbell, who worked with Logan at a Target store, described her as “smart and kind,” according to the Daily Press.
He was bubbly and he was quiet too. But he is very friendly. ”
Meanwhile, Newport News Chief of Police Steve Drew promised Logan would not be “another statistic.”
“I prefer to answer and we have another event that we don’t answer and like Saturday morning,” he said. “I promise to work 24 hours a day for those who need help when there are situations, for some reason, if you call 911 you will get the help you need.”
According to online prison records, Coglio continues to be incarcerated at Newport New Prison. It is not clear if he hired a lawyer.