- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) - A Coos County jury has found a 49-year-old man guilty of conspiring to have two witnesses killed during his trial six years ago on charges of raping a teenage girl.

The World newspaper of Coos Bay reports (https://bit.ly/1IWMgPs) that Kenneth Moore was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 32 years in prison.

Moore was convicted of raping the girl multiple times in 2008 and 2009.

But in 2013 the state Court of Appeals ruled that authorities had illegally seized a manuscript he was writing in his cell and used it as key evidence in the case

The rape conviction was thrown out.

After that, Coos County authorities pursued the allegations Moore tried to have the witnesses killed, leading to the two-day trial.

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Information from: The World, https://www.theworldlink.com


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