Jury Recommends Life Sentence

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A jury has recommended a sentence of life without parole for a northern Kentucky man convicted of murder and other counts in the shooting deaths of his parents.

Jurors in Boone County returned the recommendation Wednesday for 43-year-old Michael Moore.

Prosecutors said Moore killed Warren and Madge Moore in 2009 due to his growing appetite for drugs. They said he was after his mother's pain pills.

Defense attorneys said Warren Moore was depressed and killed his wife, and then Michael Moore killed his father as they struggled over the gun.

Michael Moore, a former Warren County, Ohio, sheriff's deputy, originally told police that an intruder had killed his parents.

Formal sentencing is set for Nov 12.

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