Appeals court upholds Lawrence Co. killer's conviction

Charles Arthur Moore (Source: LCSO)
Charles Arthur Moore (Source: LCSO)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the capital murder convictions of a Lawrence County man.

Charles Arthur Moore of Tuscumbia was convicted in 2013 for the murders of Bailey and Betty Nichols.

The couple was found shot to death in their home in Lawrence County. During the investigation of the murders, law enforcement learned that Bailey Nichols was the landlord of Moore's business and that Moore had not been paying his rent.

Investigators determined that a .32 caliber pistol was the weapon used in the shooting and the tire tread on Moore's truck was similar to the tire track found at the scene.

The case was prosecuted at trial by Lawrence County District Attorney Errek Jett. Moore was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and subsequently sought to have his conviction reversed on appeal.

The Attorney General's Appeals Division handled the case during the appeals process, arguing for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to affirm the conviction.

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