Ala. man convicted of 6 murders in Tenn.

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An Alabama man has been convicted of killing five people and an unborn baby last year in southern Tennessee.

The Huntsville (Ala.) Times reports a jury found 36-year-old Zakkawanda Moss guilty of six counts of first-degree murder Friday after deliberating less than two hours.

Moss, of New Market, Ala., was convicted of killing three women, one of whom was pregnant, a man and a child Oct. 21, 2012, in search of drugs, money and weapons.

Henry Burrell is to be tried in the case in February.

Lincoln County Circuit Judge Forest Durard set a sentencing hearing for Jan. 21.

WAFF-TV in Huntsville said prosecutor Mike Randles told jurors the evidence met the definition of intentional and premeditated killing. Defense attorney Hershel Koger said the prosecution’s theory was based on speculation and had too many holes.

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