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June 19, 2013

Error in fatal shooting case prompts attorney to seek bail for Moyers



Woodroof had denied Totten’s first request to dismiss the capital murder because of the language. The same day, Jones filed an amended capital murder charge that used the word “intentional.” Totten asked Woodroof June 7 to reconsider his decision. Woodroof agreed to do so and ultimately dismissed the capital charge.

During Wednesday’s bail hearing, Beaty asked Woodroof to set bail on the capital murder charge at $50,000, citing several reasons.

Among them, Beaty said the Alabama Rules of Judicial Procedure allow judges to set bail ranging from $50,000 to no bail on a charge of capital murder.


Although the district attorney had Moyers recharged again Tuesday with capital murder, Moyers has not yet been formally charged by a grand jury on the amended charge. The case will be presented again to a grand jury at a future date.

Woodroof said after Wednesday’s hearing he would consider the matter of bail and render his decision.

Jones said in a statement that nothing in the judge’s ruling affects the merits of the Moyers case.


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