Kenneth Mosley has been scheduled for execution on July 16 by the State of Texas
Evidence showed Mosley already had robbed a Bank One branch in Garland in January 1997, showed up at the same bank the following month and was recognized by employees as he waited in line. They called police and Moore, a 10-year veteran, was among officers to respond.
He approached Mosley and was fatally shot in the ensuing struggle as both he and Mosley fell through a window. Mosley was shot in the wrist by another officer.
At his trial, Mosley’s lawyers didn’t deny he shot the officer but tried to show Mosley didn’t intend to kill him. They also argued drug use was to blame for his behavior.
Mosley, identified in Texas prison records as a native of Flint, Mich., testified he never knew his gun went off, saying it was fired by accident five times as he was trying to surrender it to Moore. But from the witness stand, he also launched into a profanity-laced tirade against the officer’s family and other police officers. Jail officers also testified that after his conviction, he was belligerent while in lockup and said it would make his day to kill another cop.
Dallas County jurors deliberated 30 minutes before deciding Mosley should be put to death.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A state judge has moved this week's scheduled execution of condemned murderer Kenneth Mosley to September, his attorney said Tuesday.
Mosley, 50, was set to die by lethal injection Thursday for the fatal shooting of Garland police officer Michael Moore. The 32-year-old officer was fatally wounded during a bank robbery 12 years ago by a bullet that struck above the top edge of his protective vest. Mosley was shot in the wrist by another officer waiting outside the bank and was arrested in the parking lot.
Defense attorney Bruce Anton said Mosley's execution is now scheduled for Sept. 24. Mosley still has unresolved appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and his attorneys requested the delay.
At the time of his arrest, Mosley was wanted in the Dallas area for holding up a fast-food restaurant where he once worked. When he walked into the Garland bank, an employee recognized him as the man who robbed the same bank more than a month earlier.
Moore was among officers to respond to a 911 call. When he approached Mosley, who was waiting in line, the two men struggled and fell through a window. Mosley pulled a 9 mm pistol and opened fire.
At his trial, Mosley's lawyers argued the shooting was accidental. They said Mosley was trying to surrender the weapon when it went off five times, with four of the shots hitting Moore. A witness testified that she saw Mosley stand over the fallen officer and continue shooting.
Why are they staying on this execution? Unfinished appeals after 10 years? This is a cop killer and he killed the cop in front of other people. Witnesses. No chance he is NOT guilty. He has been a burden on society for 10 years while waiting on his turn. WHY?? I would prefer that my tax dollars had went to the cop's family instead of feeding and clothing Mosley. He is guilty move him to the front of the line.
You would have thought this one would have been a slam dunk after killing a police officer....but I guess the defense wants to grasp at some final straws. Maybe they want to stress the fact he was giving his gun up (when it went off 5 (FIVE) times)!! Bah! It's only a matter of time till this guy takes the black bag out of town!
Can you believe there's even a fan site in the UK for this animal?
I dont think there are any slam dunks in Texas. Its ridiculous how long some of these people have been on death row. There is NO chance Mosley is not guilty and I think most people including myself don't care why he did it or the excuses as to why it happened. So why the lengthy appeal process? Move him to the front and then move on to the next in line.
Yeah I can believe theres a fan site for him here. The police in the UK are far behind the US for things like accountability for their actions, and as for equality... Its rare to see a non white police officer, and untill recently the few women who were allowed to join the police force were called WPC, women police officer' and had to wear skirts down to their ankles , it was the white boys club and alot of people resented them. a friend of mine took a photo of UK police beatingup unarmed young black kids. The other police there strangled him and smashed his camera. But what they didnt know was that someone else took photos of them strangeling my friend. The officers who did it werent reprmanded as far as I know, they were only found guilty of attempted murder in a civil court, and had to pay my friend compensation. Its getting better but there's a real feeling of 'us against them' so I can well believe it.
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday night stopped the scheduled execution of Texas death row inmate Kenneth Mosley a day before he was to receive lethal injection for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer.
The court agreed to halt the lethal injection until it resolves an Alabama death penalty case that Mosley’s attorney said could affect his case. [Wood v. Allen]
The Alabama case, to be heard by the high court in November, centers on whether a trial lawyer was constitutionally deficient in failing to raise objections during the punishment phase of the trial.
Mosley’s attorneys have raised similar claims, saying his trial attorneys were deficient for not objecting to victim impact testimony from the officer’s wife and for not calling witnesses to testify about Mosley’s drug and alcohol addictions.
Mosley, 51, was condemned for the February 1997 shooting death of Garland Officer Michael David Moore. Moore was responding to a 911 call about a robbery at a bank.
Practice safe sex.....Marry a death inmate...You'll never get none
HUNTSVILLE — A man convicted of gunning down a Dallas-area police officer during an attempted bank robbery was put to death Thursday evening in the first execution of the year in the nation's busiest death penalty state.
Kenneth Mosley, 51, was condemned for the February 1997 slaying of David Moore, an officer in the Dallas suburb of Garland. His lethal injection was carried out after his legal appeals became exhausted.
The punishment had been stalled twice last year by technical issues and court appeals.
Mosley shook his head once when asked by a warden if he had any final statement. As the lethal drugs began taking effect, he snored a few times, then gasped slightly. Nine minutes later, at 6:16 p.m. CST, he was pronounced dead.
Moore's widow was among the people in the chamber to watch Mosley die. He did not acknowledge her presence.
Earlier this week, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied his request for clemency.
Texas put 24 convicted killers to death last year, accounting for nearly half of the 52 executions carried out in the U.S. Another convicted killer was scheduled to be executed in Texas next week.
Moore, 32, was killed while responding to a 911 call about a bank robbery. The 10-year police veteran and father of three was shot four times after he approached Mosley, who was standing in line to get to a teller. A bank employee had called 911 after recognizing Mosley as the man who robbed it more than month earlier.
Mosley resisted Moore's request to speak with him and opened fire with a 9 mm pistol. One of four bullets to hit the officer struck over the top edge of his protective vest, killing him. Mosley was shot in the wrist by an officer outside and was arrested in the parking lot. Authorities found he was carrying a holdup note.
His lawyers argued at his capital murder trial that the shooting was accidental, saying the weapon went off five times as he was trying to surrender. Prosecutors had witnesses from inside the bank and a videotape of the attack to show to jurors.
Mosley declined to speak with reporters as his execution neared.
The Flint, Mich., native who grew up in rural Arkansas had an extensive criminal record he blamed on drug addiction. Evidence showed he had a record for sexually assaulting a woman and arrests for possession of marijuana, illegal knives and for stealing items from a Home Depot and then returning them for cash refunds.
At the time of the shooting, he was wanted for robbery at a fast-food restaurant five days earlier in nearby Mesquite. He had been fired from his last known job at a Coca-Cola bottler for testing positive for cocaine.
Garland Police Chief Mitch Bates, a lieutenant in 1997 who was the patrol supervisor and the officer who took Mosley into custody at the scene, said he had “no doubt that Mosley would have seriously injured or killed some other citizens and or police officers during his continued life of violent crime.”
About two dozen officers from the Garland police force stood outside the Huntsville prison where the execution took place.
Next week, the state is set to execute Gary Johnson, 59, for the shooting deaths of two men, Peter Sparagana, 23, and James Hazelton, 28, who interrupted his burglary of a ranch near Huntsville in 1986.
seriously: I think Obama should have made them liquidate all their assets both business AND PERSONAL so they could climb over their own pile of s***; instead of expecting the American tax payers to do it.
Sept 1, 2019 20:35:38 GMT -5
seriously: Wake up people! Don't you realize that WE THE PEOPLE don't need the rich, THEY NEED US...to do the work that makes them richer so they don't have to clean their own toilets; and all we get is industrialized meats and crops, GMO's, antibiotic resistance.
Sept 1, 2019 20:38:53 GMT -5
seriously: Patented seed crops, running small farmer's out of business, toxic waste, poisoned water, dirty air, deforestation, global warming. By the way, who even wants to live in a GLOBAL GOVERNMENT world with a GLOBAL ECONOMY?
Sept 1, 2019 20:41:57 GMT -5
seriously: America should be more like Switzerland, fix our own 'broken wagon' and let the rest of the world fix theirs...it's not an U.S.A. problem. Screw oil, it pollutes the earth...GO SOLAR, WIND, WATER POWER! Screw the utility companies!
Sept 1, 2019 20:48:33 GMT -5
seriously: That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. Best way to topple the rich...eliminate money and go back to the barter system; let the rich wipe their own bums and clean their own toilets...for a change! No more "Groom of the stool" for them.
Sept 1, 2019 20:51:50 GMT -5
seriously: Then banks and wall street can crash all they want; why should we be dragged down with them.
Sept 1, 2019 20:53:16 GMT -5
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Nov 27, 2019 20:52:02 GMT -5
Jeffery Daughtery: Walter Barton (Arkie) has been on Missouri's capital punishment row for many, many years. He has been through 5 trials! Each time is guilty. He'll finally go to hell on May 19, 2020...
Feb 22, 2020 20:23:42 GMT -5
Jeffery Daughtery: This site has a locked ARKIE BOARD shouting out his innocence. Shout it out to the devil that his son will be home soon...
Feb 22, 2020 20:25:41 GMT -5
alanthony 008: why would anyone give a s*** about Barton, he is convicted of killing a nobody, and he,s one too.
Mar 20, 2020 4:19:50 GMT -5
alanthony 008: you know.. two pieces of tailor trash, its a waist were even typing about it .. so off he goes, who cares.
Mar 20, 2020 4:30:41 GMT -5