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June 21, 2013

BREAKING: Moyers re-indicted on capital murder, bail denied

ELKMONT — Joel Moyers has been re-indicted on capital murder and three other charges by a Limestone County grand jury.

His request for bail has been denied.

Moyers, 52, of Cullman, will be arraigned on the charges next week and a trial date will be set.

The four-count indictment, handed down about noon today, formally charges Moyers with capital murder, reckless murder and two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

He is accused of firing a rifle into a pickup truck on Fennell Road on Sept. 29 last year, killing passenger Brandon Hydrick, 26, of Athens. Moyers claimed he had fired a warning shot at the truck, which he had tried to stop because he believed  it was suspicious. Hydrick and his brother, Ryan, who was driving, had become lost in the area following a bonfire and marshmallow roast.

Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones presented the case to a grand jury today after Circuit Judge James Woodroof Jr. dismissed the capital murder count due to improper wording of the original capital murder charge.

Woodroof denied a defense request to set bail at $50,000 on the capital murder charge.

Moyers remains held without bail in the Limestone County Jail.

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