Miss. Supreme Court upholds conviction

Published 12:02 am Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld DeCarlos Antonio Moore’s 2007 conviction for the kidnapping, aggravated assault and sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.

Moore was sentenced in Harrison County to three consecutive life sentences without parole.

Prosecutors said the girl testified, and DNA evidence corroborated, that Moore assaulted and choked her in February 2006 until she passed out in his apartment, then dragged her into nearby woods for another assault.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Moore’s conviction.