Moore Family Says Son, Husband Innocent

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

The Moore family has been fighting for their son's life ever since Frederick Moore was arrested for capital murder and robbery.

"I'm sorry for the Hearn family," said Velma Moore, "but my son didn't do that. He did not. And that is one thing I would not do, is lie for him for that."

The Moores say their son, Frederick, has a strong alibi. They say he was at his family home that morning with both parents, his wife, young son and brother at the time of the shooting.

"On that Friday morning when it happened, my son was here with me," said Hollie Moore. "And I try to keep him here with me, because I want him not to get in to trouble."

You see, Frederick has been in trouble before. Just two months ago, he was released after being incarcerated for five years. But his parents say they never came to his defense those other times. This time is different.

"What they accused him of, I assumed that he did it," said Velma Young, referring to previous incidents. "Because he is very upset this time, I've never known him to cry about anything, you know, like what folks say he did and that. But that, he cried. He cried. He did not do it."

Moore's wife, Jennifer, says the situation has been extremely difficult. Her five-year-old son was just reunited with his father, but now they have to face the possibility that he will never again know life outside of prison.

"This is really crazy and terrifying," said Jennifer Moore. "The fact we know for sure he was here, but they won't listen to our statements."

"Whoever did it and set those guys up, they need to come forward, because I know my son didn't do that," said Velma Moore.

Despite the fact that the family home is only a couple of blocks from the crime scene, family members say its impossible Frederick was at two places at once. It's a time line they say they hope authorities come to believe.


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