WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – A federal court has rejected an appeal from a Kansas man convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy during a 2005 hostage rescue.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the appeal of Gregory Moore stemming from a standoff at his Newton home. Moore fatally shot one officer and critically wounded another when they barged into his house to rescue a woman during a domestic dispute.
Moore is serving a life sentence for gunning down Harvey County Deputy Kurt Ford. He was also convicted in 2006 of attempted capital murder and aggravated kidnapping.
Moore argued in his failed appeal that he should have been allowed to present a case at trial contending he was so intoxicated that he had an honest belief in the need to defend himself.