Jury Finds Zakkawanda Moss Guilty of Six Counts of First Degree Murder

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Zakkawanda Moss

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.


  • Fam

    this will not bring our loved ones back to us but will give us a little closure knowing that justice for them as well as their children has been SERVED!!


      How does the state go from capitol murder charges to first degree? A Finger print on a beer bottle doesn’t mean murder deleted text messages is not murder everything that the state had was circumstantial. What deals did the state give to there confidential informants?

      • Pechilvr

        a fingerprint puts you at the scene of crime. Capitol Murder and 1st Degree murder are the same thing and in the states where a person can get the death penalty they use the term capitol

    • Bobby

      Jim you should have the facts before posting. All six (6) murders occured in Tennessee and was proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

    • Madison City Girl

      @ Jim, you really must haven’t been following the story from day one!! Surely your not in defense for Moss?? You don’t even have the facts and trying to comment!! Go read a book or something!!

  • Family 1st never compromise

    This is a perfect example of the corruption and injustice of alabama and tennessee’ judicial system. The entire case was circumstantial, Even The Judge admitted it himself. It was entirely based on iINFORMANTS/SNITCHES and personal theories. If it weren’t for the informants in Huntsville they wouldn’t solve cases. That’s what they rely on. Majority of them should have been discredited they all had open cases. Wonder what kind of slap on the wrist they got. Huntsville sour n disgusting. FAKE mf…

  • Glenn

    Prison to good for him lethal injection to good for him bring back the electric chair and the pain it brings I volunteer to pull the switch

    • Sue

      I agree! They need to show murderers that the law actually does something. After all he has only one life to live but he took six! I think the electric chair should be brought back. The needle does not seem to be as scary evidently.

  • Glenn

    Of course it circumstantial dummy he killed all the witnesses so what should they do just let him go free so what people told what they knew he had no business killing them women and kids I could understand killing the dealer he worked for what did the women have to do with it so your comments were pure ignorant what if he killed your family you telling me you would not say anything yeah right think what you would do in that situation

  • Wake Up

    For my, so called, Christian friends that are celebrating and hoping for the death penalty for this person:

    Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

  • Jon Wimberly

    The Tennessee Jury just sent him on his way for the Lord’s vengeance sooner than later Roman’s 13: “Obey the government, for God is the one who put it. … All governments have been placed in power by God. 2 So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow.

    • Wake Up

      Jon, does that also apply to “obeying” President Obama? It is the same, so called, Christians that are refusing to support Obamacare. According to what you provided, they are refusing to obey God!

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