(Union, Ky.) - The trial for a man accused of murdering his parents in their Union home won’t go to trial for more than a year.
Michael Moore, 39, is charged
with murdering his parents
in their Union home in 2009.
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Michael Moore was charged with murder weeks after his father and mother - former Union mayor Warren Moore and his wife Madge Moore – were found shot to death in their house on Indian Hill Drive in June 2009.
In addition to the murders, the 39-year-old is also charged with falsely reporting a crime, tampering with evidence, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
According to the Kentucky Enquirer, at the defense’s request during a pretrial hearing held Wednesday in Boone Circuit Court a judge agreed to delay the murder trial until September 2011.
Moore, who called 911 following the shootings, told police that a masked man had entered the home and shot his parents, but investigators believe Moore shot himself in the leg twice in an effort to cover up.
Detectives determined that a handgun owned by Warren Moore was used in the shootings.
Still being held in the Boone County Jail, Moore will hope to have his bond lowered from $250,000 during his next court appearance Sept. 9, 2009.
As detectives investigated the murder, Moore was charged with seven drug-related felonies.