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Mississippi man pleads guilty to manslaughter and exploitation of vulnerable person

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Last Thursday, Jeffrey Moore of Starkville, Mississippi pled guilty and was sentenced on one count of culpable negligence manslaughter and one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person before Oktibbeha County Circuit Judge James Kitchens. The charges stem from the April 2019 death of Moore’s mother.
“In Mrs. Moore’s final days, she was denied basic care and the respect due any human being, but most especially a parent,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “There is no excuse for the conditions in which this woman lived and eventually died. I am grateful to the paramedics, doctors, and nurses who attempted to assist her when she was finally in their care.”
On August 4, following his guilty plea, Moore was sentenced to serve twenty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) with ten years to serve on the charge of Manslaughter. He was sentenced to a term of two years on the charge of financial exploitation, with the two terms to be served concurrently.
In another case involving the exploitation of a vulnerable adult, the Attorney General’s Office secured a guilty plea from Sharon Sanders on August 2. Calhoun County Circuit Judge Gray Tollison sentenced Sanders to five years in the custody of the MDOC, with five years suspended. Sanders was ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $16,062.87.
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