UPDATE: Jury Finds Mike Moss GUILTY of Shooting Teenage Marine with Birdshot


A jury has unanimously found Mike Moss guilty of second-degree assault.  Sentencing scheduled for January 26 and carries a max sentence of ten years in prison.  Moss is free on bond until his sentencing.

Moss will wear an ankle monitor and alcohol monitor until January 26. The defense has said they are considering an appeal.

More tonight on News 5.

BAY MINETTE, AL- Jury deliberations will resume Friday morning in the second degree assault case that’s grabbed headlines in Baldwin County.

Mike Moss was charged with felony assault. Moss is accused of shooting a 19-year old Marine with a shotgun loaded with birdshot after he found the teen trespassing in his yard.

The altercation happened May 20th, 2014 at Moss’ residence in the Barnwell community.

During closing argument, prosecutors told jurors Moss’ decision to take a loaded shotgun and shoot Valenti in the back meets the definition of assault second.

The defense argued Moss was confronting an intruder on his property who had just committed crimes of underage drinking, running from police and trespassing and that Moss did not intend to injure Valenti.

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