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Appeal denied for man convicted of killing 6 people

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LINCOLN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Zakkawanda Zawumba Moss will remain in prison, serving six life sentences, after a criminal appeals court affirmed his 2013 guilty verdict. 

Six bodies were found at four separate crime scenes in Tennessee and Alabama in 2012. Three women and a baby were killed in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and two men were found dead in Madison County, Alabama.

Moss was found guilty in 2013 by a Tennessee jury. 

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Moss' legal team filed an appeal on the grounds of improper evidence, testimony and jury instruction. The appeal, filed on Wednesday, states that prior evidence supports all convictions in the 2012 trial. 

The brief does admit the trial court improperly allowed Bridgette Holdren, Moss' parole officer, to testify that Moss asked if the police had a certain amount of time to charge him with a crime. 

Moss' legal team argued the statement introduced improper character evidence. 

However, a judge ruled the error was harmless. 

Moss is serving six consecutive life sentences. 
 

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