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Penalty Phase Begins for Man Who Killed Parents

BURLINGTON, Ky (Larry Davis) --  Attorneys for Michael Moore are trying to save his life and convince jurors he should not face the death penalty, while the prosecution argues why he should die for murdering his parents.

Local 12's Larry Davis was in the courtroom today, as the penalty phase for Moore began.

Two days after a jury convicted Moore, he was back in court. The former Warren County Sheriff's deputy could get the death penalty for the 2009 murders of his parents, Warren and Madge Moore in their Union home.

Moore's attorney, Julie Mudd, argued for mercy. "Michael will be in prison for a very long time and he'll be drug free. And as you'll hear today, he is intelligent and capable of doing good things when he is drug free. You'll hear that in prison, Michael will have access to drug treatment programs. And you'll hear that in prison Michael will have the opportunity to do good things  "

The commonwealth called Warren Moore, III to the stand. He is Michael's older brother. He testified that his mother deserved better in life and in death. He said that as a boy your dad is supposed to be your  hero, and his dad made that very easy. Moore says his parents' murders have been devastating. He says it will impact him until they are all reunited.



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