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Moyers’ Attorneys File for Bail, Claim Due Process Denied

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Joel Moyers (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Dept.)

Joel Moyers (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Dept.)

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The pre-trial legal battle between Joel Moyers and the State of Alabama continues as Moyers’ attorneys file for bail, claiming Moyer’s right to due process has been violated.

Moyers is charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of Brandon Hydrick in 2012.

In filings submitted to the Limestone County circuit court, Moyers’ attorneys argue that since Moyers’ bail hearing has been denied continually without the benefit of a hearing where witnesses testify, his due process has been denied.

The attorneys are citing an Alabama law that states, “In cases punishable capitally, the Defendant is entitled to bail as a matter of right when the state, after the finding of the indictment, has continued the case twice, without his consent, for the testimony of absent witnesses.”

Moyers’ attorneys recently requested that the capital murder charge be dismissed entirely. That motion was itself dismissed by a judge.

Moyers is scheduled to go on trial September 9th.