Closing arguments to begin Thursday in Moyers capital murder case

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Joel Moyers (WHNT News 19 file)

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Defense attorneys for Joel Moyers rested their case Wednesday without calling Moyers to the stand.

Moyers is accused of fatally shooting Brandon Hydrick in 2012.

Hydrick’s brother, sister, and other family members have been in the courtroom during the trial, which began Monday.

Jessica Hydrick called the trial a nightmare and said her family is ready for it to be over.

She is hoping the jury convicts of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Defense attorneys argued Moyers was concerned about crime in his neighborhood in Limestone County and fired a warning shot when Brandon Hydrick and his brother drove by Moyers’ home.

Closing arguments get underway Thursday morning at the Limestone County Judicial Center.