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Commonwealth Calls for Final Witness in Michael Moore Trial

BURLINGTON, Ky (WKRC) -- The Commonwealth will soon rest its case in the murder trial of a former Warren County Sheriff's Deputy.

Michael Moore is charged in the 2009 murders of his parents at their home in Boone County.

The Commonwealth is wrapping up its case against Michael Moore.  Its final witnesses are being called to the stand. 

Among those testifying today are those who were close to the man being tried for murder.

Elin Laird was Michael Moore's second wife.  She told jurors how they became good friends from the day they met.  Laird testified how Moore first professed his love to her on the day he married his first wife.

Also taking the stand was Fred Purcell, a boyhood friend of Michael Moore's and a neighbor of his parents in Union.

While being questioned by police after the shootings, Michael Moore mentioned Purcell as being a possible suspect in the murders of his parents in June of 2009.

In testimony Wednesday, Purcell said that was not possible because he was in prison at the time.

Moore's sister in law, Debbie Moore, testified about a note that was found written by Warren Moore to his son.

It said, Michael, if a single pill is missing from the safe dont ever come back.  Youll never be welcome again.

At first Michael Moore had claimed an intruder was responsible for the shootings.  He later changed the story, saying his father shot and killed his mother and then him.  But he grabbed the gun and shot and killed his father.

Moore says it was all in self-defense.

If convicted, Michael Moore could get the death penalty.
 

 

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