Jury Finds Zakkawanda Moss Guilty of Six Counts of First Degree Murder
LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) — Friday, a jury in Lincoln County found Zakkawanda Zawumba Moss guilty on six counts first degree murder in the deaths of Amber McCaulley, Chabrea Campbell and her unborn child, Rashad Rico Ragland, Warren Crutcher and Jessica Brown.
Moss is one of two men charged in a string of murders that happened a year ago in Lincoln and Madison counties. Moss, 35, of New Market, Ala. was charged with six counts of first-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty.
Read our courtroom blog for extensive coverage of the Moss trial.
Henry Lee Burrell, 36, of Fayetteville, Tenn. is also charged in the case and will be tried separately. His trial is scheduled to begin February 6, 2014.
Moss was charged, along with Burrell, with the murders of Amber McCaulley, Chabreya Campbell and her unborn child, and Campbell’s 1-year-old son, Rashad Ragland. They were found dead in a home in Lincoln County on October 22, 2012. Campbell's other son, Vinnie Crutcher, was 3 years old at the time and was found unharmed in the house. That same evening, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4 Fox Wood Drive in Fayetteville and found the body of Jessica Leigh Brown, 22. Her 2-month-old baby was not harmed.
Warren Vincent Crutcher, 24, was found dead the next day in Hazel Green. He lived at both Fayetteville homes where the Tennessee victims were because he had children with Campbell and Brown.
The trial for Zakkawanda Moss lasted nine days. The prosecution told WHNT News 19 that they felt "very confident" with their case, the day before closing arguments. Defense Attorney Hershel Koger declined to comment on the trial.