The State of Alabama v Daniel Wade Moore
Date: February 11, 2008
The Place: Decatur, Alabama
The Judge: Judge Steve Haddock
Circuit Court of Morgan County
The Accused: Daniel Wade Moore
The Victim: Mrs. Karen Croft Tipton
The Investigation: Decatur Police Department
Chief Investigator Michael Pettey
Lieutenant Barry Hamilton
The Prosecution: The State of Alabama
William Dill, Assistant Attorney General, Violent Crimes Division.
Don Valeska, Chief, Violent Crimes Division, The Office of the Attorney
Beth Slate Poe, Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division
Corey Maze, Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division
Sherman Powell, Jr.
Four Counts of Capital Murder:
Murder in the commission of a:
DNA linking the accused to the crime.
Confessions of involvement.
Established motive, means, and access.
Suicide attempt upon initial questioning.
Crack addict, funded by exclusively illegal means.
Provided a false alibi to investigators.
Security alarm company connection.
The Second Trial
Mistrial, hung jury 8-4 for acquittal.
March 12, 2008