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Victim’s life given a value
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Mar 21, 2013 | 1819 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Superior Court Judge Trent Brown decided in favor of the plaintiff in a wrongful death suit against murder defendant Pamela Moss in Jones County Superior Court last week.

It would appear doubtful that the $2.3 million awarded by the court will ever be received by the family of William Douglas Coker, but that is the monetary amount given to the value of the life of the victim.

Moss, the defendant in the March 14 civil case, was not represented in the proceeding. She was arrested almost a year ago to date and charged with murder in connection with the death of the 67-year-old Henry County man whose body was found under the back porch of her residence on Old Ridge Road in the gated community of River North.

Coker was reported missing March 13, 2012, and his body was found by Bibb County investigators five days later. A warrant was issued for Moss’ arrest the following day. The victim’s cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.

The defendant’s guilt or innocence was not discussed at last week’s hearing. What was presented to the court was the value of life of the deceased.

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