Update: Moyers Pleads Not Guilty in Capital Murder Case


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

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Joel Moyers, accused of capital murder in Limestone County, has pleaded not guilty.

He had a hearing Wednesday morning. His attorneys have tried several times to get the capital murder charges dropped, but have been unsuccessful so far.

Moyers, 53, has been behind bars for more than a year. Now, new court documents show Moyers is seeking a dismissal of the case citing double jeopardy as the reason.  His attorneys further argue the prosecution also violates his constitutional rights.

Moyers is charged in connection with the 2012 death of Brandon Hydrick.