Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon for a man who coordinated a robbery-related murder nearly two years ago.
A jury on Friday found Hunter "MOE" Mason Davis, a co-defendant, guilty of all six counts following about 90 minutes of deliberation and a five-day trial. Davis' co-defendant, Brandon "Stunna" Mosley, 19, was sentenced in December to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mosley was found guilty of seven charges, while Davis was guilty of six, including two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assistant district attorney Mike Morrison told the Daily Post.
Evidence presented at trial by the state said Davis, also known as "MOE," which stands for "money over everything," coordinated the armed robbery and was in the stairwell during the shooting of Angelo Larocca, 19, at The Columns at Paxton apartments in Lilburn on June 28, 2011.
The state showed through telephone data and recovered text messages sent from Larocca to Davis, along with a discarded cigarette butt found feet from the victim's body that contained Davis' DNA, Morrison said.
The state also showed that Larocca went to the apartment complex to purchase Xanax pills from Davis. Davis had no plans of selling the pills, or shooting Larocca, the state showed; he and Mosley intended to rob him of his money.
A witness who testified at the trial said Davis was upset with Mosley for shooting Larocca, and angrily asked him after the shooting, "why did you do that?"
Davis will be sentenced by Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Warren Davis.