District Judge Keith Williams granted a continuance in the murder trial of Trey Noah, Kendalia, Texas.
“Shelby Moore, 19, and Brandon Harber, 20, were arrested and charged in connection with the crime and were expected in court this week to stand trial. Moore is being held in the Bandera County Jail. Harber posted a $300,000 cash bond on Jan. 18 and is now out of jail. Both Moore and Harber are charged with first-degree felony murder and second-degree felony charges of tampering with evidence.”
Conflicting information appeared in the papers as to who shot Trey. Both defendants pointed to each other. However, it is Harber who was released on $300,000 surety bond under nine conditions.
In Nov 2009, Trey Noah went missing. His remains were found 5 months later. Shelby C. Moore and Brandon L. Harber were arrested and murder charges were filed. Those charges were dropped in March 2014 due to legal issues involving their Miranda rights. Harber was reindicted in 2014 for evidence tampering, tried, and found guilty in 2015. Jurors at his trial sentenced him to 10 years probation. The judge included 180 days in jail as a condition of probation.
Update: in Oct 2015, Moore was sentenced to 9 years but only for tampering with the body (hiding it) under a plea deal struck back in August. It is unclear who really killed Trey Noah. An affidavit by Gillespie County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Pehl quoted Moore as saying in a June 10, 2010 interview that Harber argued with Noah and shot him at Moore’s home in Kendall County, Texas. “Moore told me that neither he nor Harber sought any medical care for Noah after the shooting,” and that the two used Moore’s pickup to dump the body, Pehl said in the affidavit. Conflicting information appeared in the papers too as both defendants pointed to each other.