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July 31, 2013

Girl’s uncle indicted for capital murder

— A Van Zandt County grand jury Tuesday indicted Michael Vincent Moore of Grand Prairie on one count of capital murder in connection with the November 2012 death of Alicia Moore of Greenville.

Jessica Nicole Byrd, Alicia Moore’s aunt, said she heard Tuesday the panel was formally charging Michael Moore in the case.

“All I know is they came back and said they were indicting him for capital murder,” Byrd said.

An arraignment date on the indictment was not announced Tuesday.

“All I know is that it can take up to a year before they can go to trial,” Byrd said. “We’re just going to sit back and let it play out in court.”

Michael Moore, the uncle of Alicia Moore, was arrested May 6 and charged with capital murder, six months after Alicia Moore, 16, disappeared a short distance from her home.

Michael Moore was being held in the Van Zandt County Jail Tuesday in lieu of $10 million bond.

Moore was last seen getting off of a school bus at the intersection of Walnut and Bourland Streets in Greenville on Nov. 2, 2012. Her body was found on Nov. 6, 2012 along FM 47 in Van Zandt County.

Investigators took DNA samples from Moore’s family members, which along with additional evidence reportedly implicated Michael Moore in the murder.

If convicted of capital murder, Michael Moore facing a sentence of either death by lethal injection or life in prison without parole.

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