Jackson, Demetrius Matavlo "C.J." Castle Jr. and his brother, Dedric Deshon "Boosie" Jackson, were each charged with felony murder, murder, aggravated assault, battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. A jury in Bartow County Superior Court last week found Castle and Dedric Jackson guilty on all counts, except murder. Leondris Jackson is being tried in juvenile court because he was 14 at the time of the shooting.
It is alleged that Leondris Jackson, along with Castle and Dedric Jackson, was involved in the March 13, 2010, shooting during a gang altercation at 44 Middlebrook Drive. Moore was shot twice, once in the left forearm and in the chest. The bullet that entered the teen's chest punctured his heart, both lungs and liver.
Testimony continued Monday in Judge Velma Tilley's courtroom after the case began Wednesday. She told defense attorney Kelly Dial late Monday that she would make her ruling later.
In a day that was, at times, frustrating for both the prosecution and defense, witnesses told conflicting tales of what they saw that March night. Several witnesses said that Leondris Jackson was the shooter, while others placed the gun in the hands of Dedric Jackson or Castle.
Witnesses said Leondris Jackson stood over Moore, who was lying on his back, and shot the teen.
One witness said she heard Jackson say, "This is what the [expletive] you get," before firing.
Another witness said the only gun he saw that night was in the possession of Leondris Jackson, and the 14-year-old was the shooter.
"It was a direct hit. It was pointed straight at [Moore]," the witness said.
Alex Flores, who was standing just feet from the altercation, said Leondris Jackson was not the shooter.
At one point, the prosecution asked Flores if he was intentionally being evasive. Flores explained that he was presenting his side and that each witness had offered a differing account of that night's events.
Bartow County Sheriff's Office Investigator Sgt. Jonathan Rogers also took the stand Monday.
Rogers said he spoke with Leondris Jackson in the early morning hours of March 14, taking out a murder warrant 10 days later. The teenager was located by U.S. Marshals in Louisiana.
Evidence in the case has been limited, with no guns or rounds located, and no fingerprint or DNA evidence retrieved from the scene. Rogers explained that retrieving prints from a shell casing is extremely difficult.
Tilley is expected to render her verdict Wednesday, according to courtroom officials.