Crump and Moore’s family will hold a Monday news conference
JACKSON, Miss. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Dennis Sweet have been retained by the family of Marrio Moore, a 40-year-old man who was battered to death and buried in the same pauper’s field as Dexter Wade without his family’s knowledge. Moore’s family did not learn about his death until eight months after he had been killed.
On February 2, after being beaten to death, Moore’s body was wrapped in a tarp and left on a street in Hinds County. The cause of his death was later determined to be a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to the head. For months, his body was kept in the Hinds County morgue until July 14 when inmates buried him in a pauper’s field. Moore’s sister, Marquita Moore, would not learn of his death until seeing his name listed in an article, published in early October, with the names of homicide victims undisclosed by the Jackson Police Department this year.
Authorities from the police department and the Hinds County coroner’s office reported that they made attempts to contact Moore’s family; however, relatives stated that they did not receive any information regarding his death. Currently, Moore’s family has not been notified of where in the pauper’s field he is buried, and they continue to seek answers regarding what exactly happened before his death.
Attorney Crump has released the following statement:
“As we learned more about Dexter Wade’s case and the deception his mother endured, we increasingly feared that other families would suffer, or have suffered, that same fate – now we know that to be true. Again, the victim was found with identifying information on his person. This begs the question once again, why was the next of kin left in the dark?
“It is inhumane to leave a family without answers and deprive them of the ability to give their loved one a proper burial. Jackson authorities instead chose to bury these men in a pauper’s field with only a three-digit number to memorialize them. Shame on the Jackson Police Department for their inaction, their apathy, and their cruelty.”
Family of Marrio Moore
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Dennis Sweet
Monday, December 4, 2023, at 10 am CT
Mississippi State Conference NAACP
1072 W. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39203
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