18-Year-Old Moss Sentenced to Life without Parole | News
A Houston County judge today sentenced 18-year-old convicted killer Jermontae Moss to life without parole.
A jury in Houston County convicted Moss yesterday on 10 counts -- including felony murder -- for killing 43-year-old Jose Marin in September 2011.
Marin owned the Mexican food store in Warner Robins that Moss robbed. Judge George Nunn sentenced Moss just before 11 a.m.
Moss's lawyer argued for a lesser sentence, saying everyone makes mistakes in their teenage years.
But District Attorney George Hartwig called Moss a member of the Bloods gang who wounded another Hispanic man the night before he shot Marin.
Hartwig says he didn't want to risk having Marin released on parole in 30 years "in his late 40s and be walking the streets again."
"I just think he's that dangerous and that violent," Hartwig says.
He said Moss was not eligible for the death penalty because he committed the murder before he turned 18.