Joel Moyers Capital Murder Trial Delayed Again
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Limestone County capital murder trial has been delayed again.
Joel Moyers is charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of Brandon Hydrick in 2012.
Judge James Woodruff signed an order Monday granting the defense a continuance. Moyers was scheduled to stand trial on December 2nd.
Moyers told authorities the night of the shooting that he fired a warning shot into the air at a truck in which Hydrick was a passenger and did not intend to kill him.
However, Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely has said Moyers’ claim was not supported by the trajectory of the bullet from the semi-automatic weapon, which struck the tailgate of the truck, went through the back seat and into the passenger seat, killing Hydrick. Brandon Hydrick was with his brother Ryan, 24, and the two were driving along rural roads at about 3 a.m. following a family cookout.