For Immediate Release
Mobile Man Sentenced to Eighty Months in Prison in Firearm Case
United States Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama announced that United States District Judge Jeffrey Beaverstock sentenced defendant Hannibal Moore, 37, to 80 months imprisonment after a federal jury found him guilty at trial in December 2020 on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. As part of his sentence, the judge ordered that the defendant receive substance abuse treatment as directed by the U.S. Probation Office, pay a special assessment of $100, and be supervised by federal probation officers for 3 years after finishing his prison term.
The jury heard two days of evidence during the trial, which began on December 7, 2020. According to the evidence introduced at trial, Moore was staying with his then-girlfriend at her home in Mobile. Moore had been arrested the day prior in Hoover, Alabama, for a domestic violence incident involving the same woman. The woman’s ex-husband was concerned for her well-being and went to her house to check on her. Once there, he encountered Moore, who refused to leave the home. The ex-husband could see visible bruising to the woman’s face. The ex-husband did leave but returned to the home about two hours later with a friend. The friend had a key to the woman’s house, because he had changed the locks on the house the day prior, at her request. The friend was similarly concerned about the woman’s welfare and used his key to go into the house. As he entered the house, he was shot by Hannibal Moore. The man did survive his injury.
Moore had previously been convicted of the same offense, being a felon in possession of a firearm, in Birmingham on May 26, 2020.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Mobile Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Kacey Chappelear prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.