FAIRFIELD — The Suisun City man who drunkenly shot and killed a woman at his home on the night of Oct. 23, 2012, was sentenced Monday to 40 years to life in prison.
Sentencing for Ryan J. Moore, 34, came after seven months of delays, hearings, sworn declarations and thousands of pages of legal wrangling,
Judge Wendy G. Getty ruled Monday that several jurors were not credible when they said they had talked at length during deliberations about Moore not taking the witness stand during his trial stand in spite of Getty’s repeated admonitions that the topic was off limits.
Getty ruled that the statements of at least three jurors were not credible or believable enough for her to believe Moore deserved to have his conviction overturned and receive a new trail.
Getty also ruled that the District Attorney’s Office violated the law by not turning over scores of documents about a secret investigation of the doctor who conducted the autopsy on the shooting victim, Bettina Brown. She ruled that prosecutors should have turned over documents about Dr. Susan Hogan to Moore’s attorney before the trial, but that because Brown’s cause of death was undisputed, he did not deserve to have his case thrown out for prosecutorial misconduct.
Moore’s defense attorney told Getty she would have handled her questioning of Hogan differently during the trial if she had been aware of the questions and evidence prosecutors had about Hogan’s credibility and competence.