Joel Moyers, convicted in Limestone County murder, dies in prison

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Joel Moyers

ATHENS, Ala. – A man recently convicted in a Limestone County murder has died in prison.  Joel Moyers, who was convicted in May for the death of Brandon Hydrick, died on Thursday.

Moyers had COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  He was serving life without parole in Kilby Correctional Facility.  A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections said Moyers was taken to a local hospital on October 31, and died Nov. 12.  He was pronounced dead at 1:40 p.m.

A jury convicted Moyers of capital murder for the death of Brandon Hydrick, who died after Moyers shot him on a county road in September of 2012.  Moyers was sentenced to life in prison.

Moyers had pushed for a new trial, claiming the jury that convicted him didn’t act appropriately.  However, prosecutors argued jurors did nothing wrong, adding that they just fulfilled their civic duty.  The judge denied Moyers’ request.

Kilby Correctional Facility is in Mt. Meigs, located east of Montgomery.

Read more coverage of this case on WHNT.com.