Prosecutors Won’t Push For Death Penalty For Moore

Charles Moore (Photo: Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

Charles Moore (Photo: Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – Prosecutors say they will no longer seek the death penalty for Charles Arthur Moore, the man found guilty of capital murder and robbery on Thursday.

The family members of the victims asked for Moore not to face execution.

The jury will now consider a sentence of life in prison without parole.  On Thursday, jurors convicted Moore of two counts of capital murder and one count of robbery in the 2009 deaths of Bailey and Betty Nichols.  The two were killed in their home in Town Creek.

The jury will return at 2 p.m.  The victims’ family says they want to be heard in court.  They also have a 15-year-old grandson driving up from Montgomery.

Filed in: Decatur, News

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