Probation wrongly revoked for alleged killer

Published 2:17 pm Monday, July 28, 2008

JACKSON (AP) — A court has ruled that Sharrod Ray Moore’s probation was illegally revoked when he was charged in February with the November 1995 slaying of Jackson police officer R.J. Washington.

As a result, if Moore is acquitted in Washington’s death, he will be released from custody.

Meanwhile, he remains behind bars, awaiting trial in Hinds County.

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Before being arrested on a capital murder charge, the 30-year-old Moore had been out on earned release supervision for two manslaughter convictions. He had been free since October but was to remain under Mississippi Department of Corrections supervision until October 2009.

Moore’s trial is set for September 15.