Limestone Co. capital murder suspect back in jail

Joel Moyers' bond was revoked on Monday (Source: WAFF)
Joel Moyers' bond was revoked on Monday (Source: WAFF)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The man accused of shooting and killing a Limestone County man is back in jail.

Joel Moyers is charged with the capital murder of Brandon Hydrick. Investigators say he shot and killed Hydrick in September 2012.

Monday's bond revocation hearing marked the third time Moyers has been arrested for Hydrick's murder. Twice before, he made bond. But with the judge's decision, there is no bond, and he will stay in jail through his trial.

Moyers has been free on bond for 10 months. The Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals ruled that despite the capital murder charge, Moyers could receive bond because the prosecution took the death penalty off the table. The state supreme court overruled that decision.

After a short hearing on Monday, Limestone County Circuit Judge James Woodroof ordered Moyers back to jail.

The victim's family members said it has been difficult knowing the man who killed Hydrick was free.

"We just think it's a long time coming," said Jessica Hydrick, the victim's sister. "The family is so glad to see him put back in jail. We want justice for Brandon. So glad that everything worked out today, and everyone did a great job in the legal system."

"He should have never been out," said Phil Hydrick, Brandon's father. "The law is pretty obvious. They took advantage and worked the system the best they could, which I understand. But it's not right."

Moyers' trial is set to start Feb. 23. If convicted, he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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