Moved to Perry County, Alabama, in 1821. ... but his family was living QLD).

Boyd said he would have hired a private investigator to reconstruct the crime scene and interview witnesses. Greer wasn’t taken into custody until 41 days after the incident; Groves said he evaded arrest. “We’re not trying to paint a picture that these guys are perfect,” Boyd said.

JPD recovered Moore’s phone next to Bates’ body. Their chants of “Free Billy Moore,” “Corey got a story; he didn’t shoot nobody” and “Set them free” were met with knocks on the inmates’ cell windows. “How and why can I say that? (William's tombstone says he married March 10, 1821. The Feb. 28, 2019 preliminary hearing included testimonies that the family said proves Moore and Greer didn’t kill Bates. At least three muzzle flashes from gunshots are seen coming from the passenger side of the car, at which time someone returned fire from the yard, porch or sidewalk, Groves said about the camera footage evidence. Boyd said with the witnesses from the preliminary hearing, the case wouldn’t bring a guilty verdict beyond a reasonable doubt. There’s also a recording that is allegedly between Goff and his cousin Erica Turner, where Goff admits to killing Bates, according to an April 2019 document. Angela Moore, Greer’s mom, said Greer is loving and free-spirited.

None of those casings came from the driver side of the vehicle where Greer was, his attorney confirmed during the hearing.

Read the transcript. “The only way that we’re going to be a progressive, functioning community is by dismantling the systems that were built to keep Black, brown and indigenous people of color incarcerated.”, Lasherica Thornton is The Jackson Sun's education reporter. Boyd said they must break the street code of silence that’s engraved in “not snitching,” or not telling what happened. They staged a sit in at District Attorney Jody Pickens office Tuesday. Goff’s cousin Nakia Carter testified that Goff called her the day after the shooting and said he and someone named Tink called Moore back to Middle Ave. to get his phone, then started shooting once he arrived. The man standing in front with the dark hat is Billy Moore. Groves testified that the people at Middle Ave. had Moore’s phone and that Moore never got it back. All rights reserved. The families, with the help of community activist Tracy Boyd, are seeking justice, case dismissal and the release of Moore and Greer as they speak out against a criminal justice system that wrongfully prosecutes and incarcerates many and for the community to break the code of silence, they said. Get email updates about Billy Moore delivered directly to your inbox. Groves didn’t determine who fired the shots from the porch or yard and no one admitted to doing so, transcripts say. Goff denied fighting back despite countering testimonies. Billy Moore and Corrion Greer have been awaiting trial in jail for about two years after being denied bond in the case where they’re charged with first-degree murder and accused of fatally shooting Tavoris Bates on Nov. 16, 2018. “This is what’s needed. “Billy Moore and Corrion Greer were set up for a crime they didn’t commit,” Boyd said. She said she saw nothing after that because she ducked into the house and got out of the way. Reach her at 731-343-9133 or by email Funeral Home Services for Billy are being provided by Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, Inc. - Oxford. This is about seeking justice for Moore and Greer who are being wrongfully prosecuted, he said. When Greer and Moore returned to Middle Ave. to get the phone, Greer was driving with Moore in the passenger seat of a Nissan Altima. Pamela Bates testified that Moore threatened her son with a gun about 45 minutes before the shooting.

Greer admitted to the fight with Goff but invoked his right to counsel when asked about the shooting. Follow her on Twitter: @LashericaT. At the time of the shooting, Pamela Bates was inside her home until after the shots. Billy James Moore, Sr., 66, a resident of Conowingo, MD most of his life, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.He was the husband of Florence Elizabeth Rogers Moore with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.Born in Ansbach, Germany he was the son of the late James Edward and Freda Betty Keuerleber Moore.Billy was a member of New Life Faith Center, Rising Sun, MD.He enjoyed carpentry, working with his hands and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.Billy was a devoted husband and father.He is survived by his wife; one son, Billy James Moore, Jr. (Lori) of Gap; three grandchildren, Katelyn Brooks (Phillip), Jasmyne Moore and Dawson Moore; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Marlyn Frazier (Larry), Freda Apgar (Dave), Linda Hensel (William) and Rose Marie Marrero (Severino).Services are private.Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA.On-line condolences may be made at “I don’t want him to get lost in the system,” Greer’s mom Angela Moore said. The vehicle was hit by three bullets, Groves said, but evidence says the car was most likely struck as it was leaving the area. Lawyers don’t have to do the time, the family says. “And, to be wrongfully prosecuted – that’s a problem.”. She said police asked her what happened but not who was outside during the shooting. It verifies and exonerates these men 100%.”. Alex Camp is now Moore’s lawyer, according to the family. Angela Moore said she sat in court as Bates’ mother testified to not seeing Greer at the shooting. In documents obtained, Goff wrote to District Attorney Jody Pickens in June 2019 saying he didn’t see Moore “shoot or kill anybody,” a letter says. Moore and Greer have a September court date but Boyd and the families want them released.

Beside the man on the far left in the back is Vera (Bea) Moore and Tennessee (Tenyse) Moore. © 2020 Jackson Police Department major crimes investigator Robert Groves testified that in investigating Bates’ killing, the investigation focused on Moore and Greer. “So, here we are two years later with Billy Moore and Corey Greer sitting in a Madison County jail for nothing,” he said. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. She said she’s suffered from anxiety, a lack of trust in people and only wanted to be alone. In Pamela Bates’, the victim’s mother, testimony, she said Moore, Greer, Greer’s sister, her son and at least two others were at the house when Greer and Goff fought and when Moore and Bates had an altercation. In order for it to be backwards and say Corey’s free and Billy’s free, we have to put pressure on them. Corrion Greer is a person.”. Moore’s daughter is struggling as her father sits in jail, Gray said. “We’re going to continue to show up,” Boyd said. Fowler testified repeatedly that she saw no one with a gun but Moore shooting at her brother. Pamela Bates’ daughter Michella Fowler who came to her mother’s house after the incident involving Greer, Goff, Moore and Bates, said she saw Moore fire the first shots toward her brother Tavoris Bates. They also held two protests at the county jail, where Moore and Greer are being held. “Billy Moore is a person. “’For how much longer?’ That’s the question.”. Moore said he dropped his phone on Middle Ave. during this altercation and returned there to get it.

Mrs. Billy (Annie) Moore is sitting on the steps on the right with Annie Imogene Bruce on her lap. This picture was taken at the Billy Moore family farm between Brush Creek and Sykes. In order to create change in our criminal justice this is what’s going to have to continue to happen. “This is a heartbreaking thing to go through,” Angela Moore said. And, Moore wants the camera footage released because that would exonerate him, according to Boyd who's communicated with him. He estimated 20 shell casings coming from the house, transcripts say. Greer’s family, too, expressed frustration with Greer’s lawyer Daniel Taylor, who they say they’ve paid thousands of dollars for yet Boyd has done more for the case, they said. Groves was unsure if Bates’ body had been moved before his arrival because paramedics were giving Bates first aid. “This has broken my heart, not just for Corey but all these young men, Black or white," Angela Moore said.

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