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Daniel Wade Moore given 8 year sentence for burglary

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Daniel Wade Moore was acquitted of capital murder in the 1999 death of Karen Tipton. Daniel Wade Moore was acquitted of capital murder in the 1999 death of Karen Tipton.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

A man who faced three murder trials for the same case is going to prison for a burglary at a Decatur convenience store.

Daniel Wade Moore could have faced up to 20 years in prison because he has a previous felony conviction, making him a habitual offender under state law.

On Tuesday, the judge gave him an eight year sentence, but only part of that will be in prison.

In 2010, a jury acquitted Moore of capital murder in the 1999 death of Karen Tipton.  That came after a conviction, then a hung jury in two previous trials for the same charge.

This time, no jury was needed.

In June, Moore pleaded guilty to burglarizing Wally World.  It was a blind plea, which means he did not make a deal with the district attorney.

DA Scott Anderson said he asked Judge Steve Haddock to give Moore at least 10 years. Haddock gave Moore three years in prison; one of those has already been served in jail, so Moore will have two more years behind bars.

The judge also gave Moore eight years probation.

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