Va. Man Convicted of Murder After Mistaken Release in 2009

July 22, 2010

A man who killed a woman 16 days after he was mistakenly released from Norfolk jail has been sentenced to 106 years in prison.

Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles Poston sentenced 45-year-old James A. Moore Wednesday for the April 2009 stabbing death of 42-year-old Katrina Wilson.

Three months before the slaying, Moore had been charged with allegedly kicking in Wilson's door and threatening her. He also faced unrelated grand larceny charges.

A judge ordered bond for one set of charges, but a clerical error allowed Moore to post bond on both and he was released April 10. Wilson was killed in the driveway of her home April 26. Moore pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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