Ex-Deputy Wants Charges Dismissed Over DNA

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- A former southern Kentucky deputy charged with killing his parents four years ago is seeking to have the case dismissed because of new DNA evidence.

One-time Warren County Deputy Michael Moore is charged with gunning down his parents, Madge and Warren Moore, in June 2009. Moore says a stranger shot his parents.

WLEX-TV in Lexington reported that the defense team says they've had an independent lab team look at the alleged murder weapon and they found a second person's DNA.

A hearing to decide how the new evidence will play into the trial is set for the July 12.

Moore could face a death sentence if convicted.

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