Witnesses sworn in for Mosley murder trial, testimony to begin later this week


UPDATE (9:15 A.M.) – Witnesses for the prosecution were sworn in Monday morning for the capital murder trial of a Tyler man.

Dameon Mosley is accused of shooting and killing Billy Stacks during a robbery of a Conoco gas station back in January 2017. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Mosley.

Prosecutors had more than 50 witnesses sworn in during a short proceeding before 114th District Court Judge Christi Kennedy.

She instituted the gag rule on the witnesses, instructing them not to discuss testimony or the facts of the case amongst themselves or their family members.

Kennedy said that testimony for the case would begin either on Thursday, or next Tuesday, November 12.

Security footage from the gas station released by investigators shows a hooded man leap over the counter and confront Stacks with a gun. There is not a clear shot of the suspect’s face.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Stacks with multiple gunshot wounds. He was shot at least once in the head. Stacks was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Mosley was arrested the next day in Dallas. His bond was set at $1 million.

Mosley had one previous conviction of aggravated robbery back in 2015, where he was sentenced to 10 years deferred probation, also by Judge Kennedy.

Two others, LaMarcus Hannah and Kedarius Oliver, are also charged for their involvement. Their trial dates have not been set.

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The trial for a Tyler man accused of capital murder is set to get underway on Monday after several years of delays and continuances.

Dameon Jamrc Mosley, 28, is charged with the murder of Billy Dale Stacks during a robbery at a Tyler gas station back on Jan. 28, 2017. Stacks was shot several times just before 4 a.m. and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The state has shown in pre-trial hearings that they intend to seek the death penalty for Mosley. Stacks was 62-years-old and had worked at the gas station for 12 years.

The shooting occurred at the Conoco gas station in north Tyler, just before the intersection of HWY 271 and Loop 323.

Mosley was arrested the next day in Dallas. Two other suspects, Lamarcus Hannah, 35, and Kedarius Oliver, 26, were also arrested for their involvement in the robbery.

Both Hannah and Oliver are also from Tyler. Under Texas law, they have also been charged with capital murder.

If convicted and sentenced to death, Mosley would be the first Tyler man to be handed the death penalty since James Calvert.

Calvert was convicted of shooting his ex-wife back on October 31, 2012, and then kidnapping his four-year-old son. He was sentenced to death on October 14, 2015, by Judge Jack Skeen.

His execution date has not yet been set.

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