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Defense waits for funding on expert witness
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jun 28, 2013 | 1740 views | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The murder trial of Pamela Moss appears on track to take place at summer’s end following a pretrial conference held in Jones County Superior Court last week.

Superior Court Judge Trent Brown presided over the June 20 hearing and will be the presiding judge over the trial. The murder trial is scheduled to being Aug. 26.

Attorney Frank Hogue is representing Moss, and the case will be prosecuted by District Attorney Fred Bright assisted by Assistant District Attorney Keagan Waystack.

Hogue told the court that he hopes the funds for the defense’s expert witness does not cause delay. He said he had communication with the public defender’s office in Atlanta but has not received an answer.

Moss is charged with malice murder and felony murder in the death of Henry County businessman William Douglas Coker. The victim was 67. Law enforcement officers found his body under the defendant’s back porch in River North March 18, 2012.

The trial was originally scheduled to start May 28 but was postponed because Hogue said he could not properly defend his client without an expert witness. He stated at the time that his client’s only defense is insanity.

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