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Caravan Will Accompany Officer's Widow to Killer's Execution

Caravan Will Accompany Officer's Widow to Killer's Execution

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The Dallas Morning News via YellowBrix

January 07, 2010

Witnesses said Mosley was behaving strangely, breathing loudly and almost growling as he was standing there. Several employees had recognized him as the man who previously robbed the bank.

Moore came up behind Mosley and asked him to show his hands. A scuffle ensued, during which Mosley pulled a gun from his pocket and the two men crashed through a window.

Five shots rang out and Moore, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, never got up. Mosley was trying to run away from the bank when another Garland officer shot him in the wrist. He was taken into custody without incident.

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Moore was airlifted to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He was 32 years old and had served nearly 10 years on the Garland force.

At a weeklong trial later that year, Mosley would argue that he was simply trying to hand over his gun when it fired five times. The shooting was accidental, he insisted.

But the jury didn’t buy it and found him guilty of capital murder after deliberating only 45 minutes. It took half an hour to decide on the death penalty.

Jason January, the Dallas County prosecutor in the case, recalled watching the bank’s videotape of the skirmish and said what happened was as clear as day.

“The officer gave Mosley every chance to give up peacefully,” said January, who is now in private practice. “David Moore was as professional as he could be.”

That memory makes it easier to accept Mosley’s execution by the state, January said.

“If I was a family member watching Mosley die, I would be thinking about the terrible thing that he did to a police officer,” he said. “It didn’t have to happen that way.”

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    mva1053

    over 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    a slow and painful death indeed. anybody can go to sleep and not wake up. you know your dying only till you fall asleep after that you know nothing. i like the ants and honey. better yet death of a thousand cuts. in china it takes not even an hour on most cases to exacute the guilty. bring it on home. it should b put on t.v. pay per view i say. then all the money paid by the viewers should go to the family of the victim to help cover cost of loosing a loved one. rest in peace my friend.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    May Mosley RIP (Rot in Pieces).

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    MIKE344

    over 4 years ago

    328 Comments

    WISH I COULD OF BEEN THERE,TO DAM LONG "13" YRS.

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    Gombino

    over 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Wish I could join the escort.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    It looks as if a Texas department knows how to take care of it's family.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Bout time, hopefully this will bring the closure needed.

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    Hardcopy69

    over 4 years ago

    6082 Comments

    13 years of wasting our tax money to feed him.....

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    51038 Comments

    It's time to end this.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    One less oxygen thief to worry about. Bump to the great state of Texas !!!!!!

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23314 Comments

    Scumbag. The "Big Sleep"

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Jonas, I would have donated the tree!

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    43784 Comments

    13 years. Shoulda just found a tree and got a rope. Hell, I would have donated the freakin rope!

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    13 years? Come on. That is way to long for him to sit on death row. Hope they get it done tonight.

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    cutting_edge911

    over 4 years ago

    582 Comments

    He needs to be shot. POS

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    ilegworldchamp...lol....You think along my lines and that's dangerous. lol...LET HIM HAVE RIGHT BETWEEN HIS TWO EYES.

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