Debra Milke Out of Jail, Two Guilty of Murder, a Guy With Bad Excuses Gets Punished, and More

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Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.

This week, Debra "Death-Row Debbie" Milke is out of jail, two people were found guilty of murder, a man with bad excuses for hitting a bicyclist gets his punishment, and more:

  • Thomas Moton found guilty of murder

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    Moton killed his ex-girlfriend Takesha Barnes in May 2012, as Barnes was leaving her daughter's middle-school graduation ceremony in Avondale. Barnes was a domestic-violence victim who had just taken out an order of protection against Moton earlier that week. Barnes had asked for a security guard to escort her to her car, but Barnes was still able to shoot her. A jury found Moton guilty of first-degree murder.

    See also: Thomas Moton Accused of Murdering Ex at Graduation Ceremony

Next page: Debra Milke is free -- for now

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