West Alabama Man Found Guilty of Felony Elder Abuse
A West Alabama man was found guilty of felony elder abuse this week and will likely spend at least 10 years in prison, Lamar County District Attorney Andy Hamlin announced Friday.
In a press release, Hamlin said the suspect, 30-year-old Terrance Moore, was arrested in Vernon, Alabama in July 2020 after he reportedly attacked a 70-year-old woman outside her own home.
Hamlin said Moore had been sitting outside the victim's house for at least half an hour when she walked outside to take down his license plate number.
Moore allegedly became angry and violently grabbed her arm, tearing the skin and causing bleeding. He was arrested shortly thereafter and charged with first-degree elder abuse.
This week, a jury in Lamar County found Moore guilty of the Class A felony. He has yet to be sentenced, but Hamlin said Moore could face 10 years to life in prison for the conviction.
The case was investigated by the Vernon Police Department and tried by Chief Assistant District Attorney Jack Nolen and ADA Kaleb Beams.
“I appreciate the jury’s service this week in deciding this very important case,” Hamlin said. “This was not an easy case to try as the victim has since passed away due to illness. Jack
and Kaleb did an excellent job presenting it."