Murder charges re Trey Noah dismissed for Harber and Moore.
From the Blanco County News: “Murder charges against Shelby Moore and Brandon Harber, who were arrested in April 2010 in the November 2009 death of Trey Noah, have been dismissed by Gillespie County District Attorney Bruce Curry.
The dismissal occurred Monday, March 3, after an appeals court ruled that a statement made during an interrogation during the investigation had to be suppressed because it was improperly taken.”
Trey Allen Noah, 20, disappeared in November 2009 from his parents home in Kendalia, Texas. Shelby C. Moore and Brandon L. Harber were arrested in June 2010.
An affidavit by Gillespie County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Pehl quoted Shelby C. Moore as saying in a June 10, 2010 interview that Brandon L. Harber argued with Noah and then shot him at Moore’s home in Kendall County, Texas. Moore claimed that Harber and Noah argued at Moore’s home in Kendall County the night of Nov. 30, 2009 and that Harber shot Noah in the back using a rifle owned by Moore’s father, according to an affidavit by Gillespie County Deputy Brian Pehl.
“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 about who shot Trey. Both defendants pointed to each other.
“Following the dismissal, Curry took the case back to the grand jury, presenting all the evidence except for the suppressed statement. The grand jury indicted Brandon Harber on evidence-tampering charges, but no billed all others.
According to Curry, Moore is now free of charges, there is no active investigation, and no other actions are pending in the court, other than Harber’s indictment.”
To be continued!