Murder case continues against teen, co-defendants

April 13, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON - The murder case against a Huntington teen accused of killing a woman and wounding a man last year will go to trial this summer, tentatively on July 9.

Andrea Glenda Moore, 18, is charged with murder in the June 13, 2018, shooting death of Joann Dawn Saunders Childers, 32, a mother of five from Huntington, at Marcum Terrace.

Moore is also charged with malicious wounding in the alleged shooting of Stephen Christopher Smith. Smith was an employee of the Huntington Housing Authority who had been mowing grass at the time he was shot and is not believed to have been involved in the altercation.

Her co-defendants, David Moore and Kenard Moore, are both charged with being accessory after the fact. Kenard Moore, who was out on home confinement prior to being arrested last week on a marijuana use violation, was again granted home confinement with assistant prosecutor Joe Fincham’s approval at Friday’s hearing before Cabell County Circuit Judge Greg Howard.

David Moore and Andrea Moore remain incarcerated at Western Regional Jail.

The three will be tried together moving forward, with the next pretrial hearing set for July 9.

Moore, 17 at the time of the shooting, had originally been charged as a juvenile in the case, but her case was moved to adult status when a grand jury returned an indictment against her in January.

Vickie Lester, executive director of Huntington Housing Authority, previously said an altercation began June 12 at a convenience store on Olive Street among a group of people, some of whom did not live at Marcum Terrace.

Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said the altercation continued into the next day and resulted in the afternoon shooting.

Moore is also accused of fleeing the scene and was not arrested until June 14, two days after the shooting.