Court of Appeals upholds Capital murder sentence

Published 7:31 am Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction of a Selma man sentenced for capital murder nearlly 15 years ago.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, the court of criminal appeals upheld the conviction of Zachariah Wilson on February 4. Wilson was charged with capital murder for the April 13, 2007 shooting death of Jerry Lee Moore, a Marion resident.

Moore’s body was discovered leaned back behind the driver’s side of his station wagon at the intersection of Minter Avenue and Kayser Street in Selma.

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Wilson was sentenced to life in prison on charges of capital murder on August 2, 2011 by then Circuit Court Judge Jack Meigs.

“Another gunslinger will stay locked up,” Jackson said.