Michael Moore case: Union man to court for charges of killing parents

BURLINGTON, Ky. - The Union man accused of killing his parents more than three years ago will be back in court for the first time since a judge ruled he could serve as his own co-counsel during his murder trial.

Michael Moore's trial isn't until May 2013, but on Thursday, he'll be in front of a Boone County judge for an evidentiary hearing.

Moore is charged with shooting and killing his parents, Warren and Madge Moore, in their home in 2009. Police say he also shot himself and claimed someone came into the house firing shots.

He pleaded not guilty to murder, tampering with evidence, falsely reporting an incident and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In January, a judge ruled Moore could serve as his own co-counsel during his murder trial.

Moore told Judge Anthony Frohlich he had the "utmost confidence" in his attorneys, but wanted to have a voice in his trial.

He's been in jail since he was arrested more than three years ago.

Moore's father was the city administrator and former mayor of Union.

Moore is a former Warren County Sheriff's Deputy who made headlines in 2004 when a grand jury indicted him for taking marijuana from the evidence room and for making meth in his garage.

9 On Your Side reached out to Moore's public defender, but calls were not returned by the time this story was published.

Moore's evidentiary hearing is Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Boone County Justice Center.

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