Jurors questioned in convicted killer's trial

Jurors questioned in convicted killer's trial

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A convicted killer will be in a Limestone County courtroom Tuesday as he fights to get a new trial.

Joel Moyers wants a new trial over allegations of misconduct by the jury that convicted him.

Moyers was convicted on capital murder charges in May for the 2012 killing of 26-year-old Brandon Hydrick.

Just last week, Moyer's attorney filed a statement from a holdout juror alleging other jury members improperly deliberated outside of court.

those jury members could be questioned at a hearing as early as Tuesday.

"The judge will be looking at it from a totally different view than anybody else. The judge is going to be looking at was it so bad that it prejudiced the verdict, if so you grant a new trial. And if not, then you don't grant the new trial and it would be appealed. It's rare that you would have jurors misconduct," Mark McDaniels, Legal Expert. 

Moyer is currently serving a life sentence with parole.

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