Convicted Morgan County murderer dies after contracting COVID-19

Convicted Morgan County murderer dies after contracting COVID-19
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SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Alabama Department of Corrections reports that a man convicted of murder in Morgan County has died.

ADOC says 73-year-old Billie Joe Moore passed away on June 27.

Moore was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.

According to ADOC. Moore, who previously tested negative for COVID-19, was transferred from St. Clair to a local hospital on June 23 due to complications from advanced lung cancer. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

A positive test result for COVID-19 was returned postmortem.

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