Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 8, 2013

BREAKING: Stacy Dewayne Hunter's alleged killer indicted for capital murder

Ben Tinsley
Jacksonville Daily Progress


A Cherokee County grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old man for capital murder in connection with the Oct. 27 fatal shooting of his relative, city code enforcement officer Stacy Dewayne Hunter.

Jimmy Deshawn Mosley remained in custody Tuesday in Cherokee County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, court and jail records show. The name of his appointed attorney was not immediately available.

The indictment was welcome news to family members of Hunter, a beloved local figure known for coaching youth athletics and many other community activities involving children. Hunter was loved by friends, family and coworkers alike.

"I'm just ready for justice to be served," said the victim's sister, Veronica Hunter. "I know punishing him won't bring my brother back or even bring me closure. But I will get satisfaction knowing there will be justice. Then I will be able to move forward."

Newly-elected Cherokee County District Attorney Rachel Patton was out of the office Tuesday and not immediately available to say if she intends to pursue death or life in prison against Mosley, who was indicted late last month.

Early Oct. 27, Hunter, 43, was shot multiple times and killed at the night club on North Jackson Street that bears his name — allegedly by Mosley, who is a distant relative.

Mosley turned himself into police in connection with the crime hours later. He was then arrested and charged with capital murder.

In addition to his work with the community, Hunter had been an important member of the city's code enforcement team for nearly two decades.