United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FEDERAL INMATE GETS LIFE IN PRISON
FOR MURDER OF FELLOW PRISONER IN BEAUMONT
(BEAUMONT, TX) United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 34-year old federal inmate has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a fellow prisoner at the United States Penitentiary in Beaumont (USP-Beaumont).
ELLIS JOSEPH MOSHER was sentenced today by United States District Judge Thad Heartfield. The sentencing hearing comes over two weeks after Mosher was convicted of capital murder following an eight day trial. Jurors deliberated less than an hour before finding Mosher guilty on February 7, 2008.
According to information presented in court, on September 10, 1998, Bureau of Prison officials working in the USP-Beaumont, witnessed Mosher chase 46-year-old Stanley Moseley and stab him multiple times with a hand-made weapon, or shank. Moseley was in prison for bank robbery at the time of his death. Mosher had been convicted of kidnapping and firearms violations.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Joseph R. Batte and J. Malcolm Bales.
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