GUILTY: Verdict Reached In Bus Stop Murder Trial

By: James Buechele; Kara Duffy; Eyewitness News Email
By: James Buechele; Kara Duffy; Eyewitness News Email
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June 7, 2013

Alfonso Moore has been found guilty of murder in the November 2012 death of Dominga Trejo.

WCTV has a reporter in Moultrie and will bring you more information as it becomes available.


June 6, 2013

As of 5pm on Thursday, the jury was still deliberating.

WCTV will bring you more information as it becomes available.


By: Kara Duffy
June 6, 2013, 12:47 p.m.

Jury began deliberating at 12:15.


By: Julie Montanaro
June 6, 2013, 10:40 a.m.

Attorneys are making closing arguments in the Moore murder trial this morning.


By: Kara Duffy
June 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

Day two of testimony in the Alfonso Moore murder trial is underway.

The first person to take the stand this morning was Agent Wes Horn with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Horn processed the crime scene. During his testimony, jurors saw photographs of the parking lot where Trejo's body was found, as well as graphic images of Trejo when she was found and her injuries.

Agent Horn also explained his role in processing Trejo's vehicle, that was later found in Coolidge.

Photographs showed what appeared to be blood stains inside the car, on both the passenger and driver side seats and floor.

Agent Horn also testified he found a bullet, as well as bullet fragments inside the car.

The defense team questioned Horn for about 45 minutes, having him explain the technical and scientific aspects of what he found and how he found it, such as the size of blood spots and the time frame as to how long those spots could have been there.

Jurors are expected to hear from more investigators as well as criminology experts today.


By: Kara Duffy
June 4, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Fidel Trejo took the stand Tuesday morning and told jurors he knew something was wrong when his wife Dominga didn't pick him up from the bus stop on November 9, 2012.

"When he arrived, his wife was not there," said Assistant District Attorney, Brian McDaniel during opening statements. "He could not find her. He did not see her car and he did not know where she had gone."

Prosecutors say 20-year-old Alfonso Moore hijacked Trejo's car. Then robbed her, shot her, and dumped her body at the Regency Village Trailer Park in Moultrie.

The medical examiner testified Trejo was shot multiple times.

"She had evidence of gun shot wounds," said Maryanne Gaffney-Kraft, with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. "Gun shot wounds to her chest and left arm. There were four gun shot wounds."

The defense team admits Moore took the car, but insists he did not pull the trigger.

Perhaps the most emotional testimony of the day came from Trejo's son, Isaac Gonzelas.

He broke down as he recalled the moment his step-father told him his mother was dead.

"When he came in, he had said somebody had taken my mother and I thought maybe it was a car accident or something," he said. Gonzalez broke down in tears before he could even finish his thought.

There was also an unexpected delay Tuesday morning. Members of Trejo's family told the judge during a break they overheard members of Moore's family talking to witnesses about the case in a "threatening manner."

The judge called all of the witnesses into the courtroom to sort the matter out.

As a result, he ordered Moore's family to not speak or have any contact with witnesses and/or Trejo's family for the remainder of the trial.

Testimony will continue Wednesday morning.


By: Kara Duffy
June 4, 2013, 11:18 a.m.

Testimony is underway in the murder trial of Alfonso Moore.

During opening statements this morning, the state argued that Moore hijacked Dominga Trejo's car on November 9th 2012 as she waited to pick her husband up from the bus stop in front of Quick Mart in Moultrie.

They said scientific evidence will show Moore's fingerprints inside Trejo's vehicle which was later found about 50 yards from Moore's residence in Coolidge.

Prosecutors also said surveillance video will show a man outside of the convenience store around the same time of Trejo's disappearance, and a cigarette matching Moore's DNA in the parking lot. The defense however said that yes, Moore did steal Trejo's car but that he did not kill Trejo.

So far jurors have heard from Trejo's husband, Fidel and son Isaac Gonzalez. They've also heard from a friend of Fidel, Hector Castro, who gave him a ride home that night when Domingo never showed to pick him up.

Jurors are expected to hear from 30 some witnesses over the next two days.

Moore is charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.


By: Kara Duffy
June 3, 2013

Colquitt County, GA- Jury selection began Monday in Colquitt County in the murder trial of 20-year-old Alfonso Moore.

Moore is accused of hijacking 57-year-old Dominga Trejo's vehicle, then shooting her repeatedly and dumping her body at a trailer park back in November 2012.

Testimony is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning.


Moultrie, GA- Alfonso Moore has made his initial appearance in court and has been denied bond. He will remain in the Colquitt County Jail.


Coolidge, GA- Twenty year-old Alfonso Moore was arrested around 9:00 p.m. Sunday, almost 48 hours after 57 year-old Dominga Trejo's body was found in a driveway along the back of the Regency Village Trailer Park in Moultrie.

"Our SWAT guys, along with the GBI and Moultrie Police Department were able to make the arrest in Coolidge. The Coolidge Police Department was there and the guy was taken into custody, without incident, and taken to the Colquitt County Jail," said Capt. Steve Jones with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.

Moore is charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say Moore allegedly hijacked Trejo's car and robbed her at a convenience store before shooting her and dumping her body.

Those who knew Moore said they're shocked.

"When you look at him, he looks so sweet and nice. He had a good personality, but you just never know," said neighbor Terry Bryant.

Agent Steve Turner with the GBI said Trejo's car was later found abandoned at a location in Coolidge. He also said at this time they do not believe Moore knew Trejo.

Moore's girlfriend, Daniesha Bell, is also charged with providing false statements in the case.


Moultrie, GA - November 12, 2012 - 12:15 pm - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports that the Thomas County Sheriff's Office has arrested 20 year old Alfonso Moore of Coolidge, Georgia in the death of 57 year-old Dominga Trejo. The arrest was made last night around 9 pm at Moore's residence, located off of Stetson Avenue in Coolidge.

Moore is not believed to have known Trejo. At this time, police believe
Moore's motive was robbery.

Moore has been charged with Murder, Aggravated assault, Armed robbery, and Possession of firearm. He is now being held at the Thomas County jail.

The Armed Robbery happened between 7-8 pm Friday night in the parking lot of a Quick Mart convenience store off of 133 South in Moultrie.

Moore hijacked Trejo's vehicle then took her to the trailer park. Trejo was shot between the convenience store and trailer park.

The vehicle was abandoned early Saturday morning in Coolidge.


Moultrie, GA - November 12, 2012 - 10:30 am - The Thomas County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the death of 57 year old Dominga Trejo. The arrest was made in Thomas County late Sunday night. No other details are being released at this time. We do have a reporter working and we'll bring you more details as they become available.


Moultrie, GA - November 11, 2012 - Investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say 57 year-old Dominga Trejo was found dead Friday night laying in a driveway at the Regency Village, a mobile home park in Moultrie.

According to the Colquitt County Coroner, Verlyn Brock, Trejo suffered multiple gun shot wounds to her upper body.

Residents of Regency Village are upset and shocked by the discovery of Trejo's body.

"I hope and pray they catch um and burn um, because nobody deserves something like that," said resident Lester Clayton who lives right around the corner from where Trejo's body was found.

Clayton also said this isn't the first time crime has struck their area.

"We got trailers that have been broken into," he said. "We have windows that've been broken out of empty trailers. We've got people riding down through here like there still out there on the highway."

As investigators from the GBI and Moultrie Police Department try to piece together the details of Trejo's death, people in the community say they're hearts go out to to her family.

We're also told Trejo was from Norman Park, Georgia and was not a resident of the Regency Village.

Investigators say at this time they do not have a suspect or motive and are working off of leads.

Anyone with information should call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


Moultrie, GA - November 10, 2012 - Police are investigating the apparent slaying of a woman in Moultrie, GA.

The body of Dominga Trejo, 57, of Norman Park, GA was found around 11 p.m. Friday night at the Regency Village Trailer Park in Moultrie.

Steve Turner of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the cause of death is unknown at this time. Turner says Trejo sustained trauma and injuries to her body that came from another person.

Authorities are not releasing a motive in the case and are following all leads. Trejo's car was stolen but later recovered by authorities.


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