PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Adrian Moore will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murder and aggravated assault.
In 2013, Moore shot and killed Hardy Parker, and assaulted Alfred Durden in Pascagoula. Friday morning, he was sentenced to life in prison, plus 20 years for those crimes.
Moore's attorney, Michael Crosby, had argued that there was no fingerprint evidence in the case, making it difficult to link his client to the crime. But jurors disagreed.
"The verdict today made the streets of Pascagoula safer. To hear the victims talk about the drastic change this verdict has on their lives makes me proud to be District Attorney," Tony Lawrence said Friday. "The members of the Pascagoula Police Department who responded to the crime scene and the detectives who investigated the case demonstrated professionalism in the pursuit of justice and they should be commended and remembered for their hard work. Their investigation, coupled with the courage of the surviving victim led to the verdict we heard in the courtroom today."