Joel Moyers’ Capital Murder Hearing Continued

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Limestone County man charged with capital murder has a new court date.

Limestone County Judge James Woodruff continued a hearing in the Joel Moyers case regarding a motion to quash Tuesday.

A motion to quash is a request to a court to render a previous decision of that court or a lower judicial body null or invalid.  The defense team for Moyers filed the initial motion under seal.

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.

He was released on bond in December 2013.

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

Brandon 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.


  • Don

    No way this guy is convicted of capital murder. Maybe murder or manslaughter, but not capital murder. Whoever brought those charges don’t know the law.

Comments are closed.