COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Kirksville, Missouri, man was sentenced to three decades in prison Friday in the 2020 death of an Audrain County man.
Sadiq Moore was found guilty in a deadly 2020 Mexico home invasion after a trial in Randolph County.
Judge Scott Hayes sentenced Moore on several charges including second-degree murder Friday morning. A jury convicted Moore in April in the death of 25-year-old Chance Davis.
Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger said in a news release that Hayes sentenced Moore to 25 years for murder, 10 years for unlawful use of a weapon, 10 years for burglary and five years apiece on three counts of armed criminal action.
Some of the sentences run concurrently, making his total sentence 30 years. The state had asked for a life sentence for murder.
Shellabarger said the conviction and long sentence should serve as a warning that "gun crimes and home invasions carry a heavy penalty." Shellabarger said Moore killed Davis in front of Davis' son.
Police responded to a home in the 800 block of West Street in Mexico, Missouri, on June 27, 2020. Officers said a woman told investigators that someone broke into the home and shot Davis.
Emergency crews pronounced Davis dead at the scene.
Prosecutors have charged two other men with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and other crimes in the deadly home invasion. In August 2020, investigators arrested Deyton Curtis-Fisher in Illinois.
Police in Las Vegas arrested Timothy Midgyett for his alleged role in the deadly shooting in November 2020.
According to court records, Midgyett is scheduled to head to trial on March 27 in Audrain County. A pre-trial conference in Linn County is scheduled for Fisher on March 10.