Billy Moore and Corrion Greer have been awaiting trial in jail for about two years after being denied bond in the case where they’re charged with first-degree murder and accused of fatally shooting Tavoris Bates on Nov. 16, 2018. Boyd, who has an undergraduate degree in law and legal studies, is pursing his law degree and is a criminal defense paralegal at a law office in Jackson. In Pamela Bates’, the victim’s mother, testimony, she said Moore, Greer, Greer’s sister, her son and at least two others were at the house when Greer and Goff fought and when Moore and Bates had an altercation. The families, with the help of community activist Tracy Boyd, are seeking justice, case dismissal and the release of Moore and Greer as they speak out against a criminal justice system that wrongfully prosecutes and incarcerates many and for the community to break the code of silence, they said. “This is what’s needed. Their families say Moore and Greer are innocent because of the evidence, including witness testimony and the autopsy report, presented at their preliminary hearing in Feb. 2019. “We’re not trying to paint a picture that these guys are perfect,” Boyd said. Greer wasn’t taken into custody until 41 days after the incident; Groves said he evaded arrest. When Moore and Greer went to the scene on Middle Ave., Greer got into a fist fight with Greg Goff and Moore into an altercation with Bates, Groves testified, according to transcripts. Moore and Greer are sitting in jail for a crime they didn’t commit, Boyd said. Not all the people at the house were identified either, Groves testified. Greer’s family, too, expressed frustration with Greer’s lawyer Daniel Taylor, who they say they’ve paid thousands of dollars for yet Boyd has done more for the case, they said. Fowler testified repeatedly that she saw no one with a gun but Moore shooting at her brother.

Mrs. Billy (Annie) Moore is sitting on the steps on the right with Annie Imogene Bruce on her lap. “The only way that we’re going to be a progressive, functioning community is by dismantling the systems that were built to keep Black, brown and indigenous people of color incarcerated.”, Lasherica Thornton is The Jackson Sun's education reporter.

Moore’s lawyers have cited conflict of interest, which has reset trial dates; he’s had at least three attorneys. Their chants of “Free Billy Moore,” “Corey got a story; he didn’t shoot nobody” and “Set them free” were met with knocks on the inmates’ cell windows. ... but his family was living QLD). They staged a sit in at District Attorney Jody Pickens office Tuesday. Those cameras faced the scene of the shooting, he testified. "When someone you love is in trouble, it will break you down to your knees.".

Reach her at 731-343-9133 or by email For example, Moore’s sister Gloria Gray said at court, they learned Bates was shot in the back, yet Moore and Greer were in front of him, she said. Alex Camp is now Moore’s lawyer, according to the family. JPD recovered Moore’s phone next to Bates’ body. Goff’s cousin Nakia Carter testified that Goff called her the day after the shooting and said he and someone named Tink called Moore back to Middle Ave. to get his phone, then started shooting once he arrived. Married Sarah Tubb on August 12, 1821. This picture was taken at the Billy Moore family farm between Brush Creek and Sykes. “This is the most action we’ve had with this case in the last year and seven months,” Greer’s mom Angela Moore said. At least four other people were in the house at the time of the shooting, Pamela Bates said. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy.

The Feb. 28, 2019 preliminary hearing included testimonies that the family said proves Moore and Greer didn’t kill Bates. Called Wagon Maker Billy Moore.

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the Supreme Court, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority. Billy James Moore, Sr., 66, a resident of Conowingo, MD most of his life, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.He was the husband of Florence Elizabeth Rogers Moore with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.Born in Ansbach, Germany he was the son of the late James Edward and Freda Betty Keuerleber Moore.Billy was a member of New Life Faith Center, Rising Sun, MD.He enjoyed carpentry, working with his hands and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.Billy was a devoted husband and father.He is survived by his wife; one son, Billy James Moore, Jr. (Lori) of Gap; three grandchildren, Katelyn Brooks (Phillip), Jasmyne Moore and Dawson Moore; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Marlyn Frazier (Larry), Freda Apgar (Dave), Linda Hensel (William) and Rose Marie Marrero (Severino).Services are private.Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA.On-line condolences may be made at Gray called her brother Moore fun-loving, dependable and loving, especially toward his children. Moved to Perry County, Alabama, in 1821. “Billy Moore and Corrion Greer were set up for a crime they didn’t commit,” Boyd said.

“We’re going to continue to show up,” Boyd said. Goff denied fighting back despite countering testimonies. Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, Inc. - Oxford. It verifies and exonerates these men 100%.”. When Greer and Moore returned to Middle Ave. to get the phone, Greer was driving with Moore in the passenger seat of a Nissan Altima. Moore was reacting to the fact that New South Wales players had said they would belt the first person that said he was a Queenslander.

They also held two protests at the county jail, where Moore and Greer are being held. Groves didn’t determine who fired the shots from the porch or yard and no one admitted to doing so, transcripts say. The vehicle was hit by three bullets, Groves said, but evidence says the car was most likely struck as it was leaving the area.

In documents obtained, Goff wrote to District Attorney Jody Pickens in June 2019 saying he didn’t see Moore “shoot or kill anybody,” a letter says. “That’s why we’re out here. There’s also a recording that is allegedly between Goff and his cousin Erica Turner, where Goff admits to killing Bates, according to an April 2019 document. Lawyers don’t have to do the time, the family says. “Billy Moore is a person. No weapons were recovered in the case. Beside the man on the far left in the back is Vera (Bea) Moore and Tennessee (Tenyse) Moore. Greer admitted to the fight with Goff but invoked his right to counsel when asked about the shooting. “So, here we are two years later with Billy Moore and Corey Greer sitting in a Madison County jail for nothing,” he said. At least three muzzle flashes from gunshots are seen coming from the passenger side of the car, at which time someone returned fire from the yard, porch or sidewalk, Groves said about the camera footage evidence. These are our brothers. “This has broken my heart, not just for Corey but all these young men, Black or white," Angela Moore said. “This is a heartbreaking thing to go through,” Angela Moore said. Billy Moore passed away on September 21, 2020 in Conowingo, Maryland. Groves testified that the people at Middle Ave. had Moore’s phone and that Moore never got it back. Moore told Groves that someone in the yard or on the street fired at the vehicle first, which is when he ducked down in the vehicle, got Greer’s gun and fired back. In order for it to be backwards and say Corey’s free and Billy’s free, we have to put pressure on them. He'd began speaking out in the community. Groves was unsure if Bates’ body had been moved before his arrival because paramedics were giving Bates first aid. With the help of a community activist, they're saying why. He estimated 20 shell casings coming from the house, transcripts say. Second of seven children. Boyd said they must break the street code of silence that’s engraved in “not snitching,” or not telling what happened.

Moore said he dropped his phone on Middle Ave. during this altercation and returned there to get it. Jackson Police Department major crimes investigator Robert Groves testified that in investigating Bates’ killing, the investigation focused on Moore and Greer. None of those casings came from the driver side of the vehicle where Greer was, his attorney confirmed during the hearing. A large tree in the house’s yard could’ve obstructed the video’s view.

She said she saw nothing after that because she ducked into the house and got out of the way.
Pamela Bates testified that Moore threatened her son with a gun about 45 minutes before the shooting. She said police asked her what happened but not who was outside during the shooting. Boyd said with the witnesses from the preliminary hearing, the case wouldn’t bring a guilty verdict beyond a reasonable doubt. “’For how much longer?’ That’s the question.”. Read the transcript. And, Moore wants the camera footage released because that would exonerate him, according to Boyd who's communicated with him.

Angela Moore, Greer’s mom, said Greer is loving and free-spirited.
“And, to be wrongfully prosecuted – that’s a problem.”. This is about seeking justice for Moore and Greer who are being wrongfully prosecuted, he said.

He'd began speaking out in the community. There were five to seven shell casings in the street that were shot from the vehicle. Funeral Home Services for Billy are being provided by Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, Inc. - Oxford.

Billy Moore (born 7 May 1971) is a former rugby league footballer who played as a lock or second-row forward in the 1980s and 1990s. Follow her on Twitter: @LashericaT. Angela Moore said she sat in court as Bates’ mother testified to not seeing Greer at the shooting.

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