JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man was sentenced this week to two life terms in a 2011 murder.
Theodore Moss, 33, was given two life terms without the possibility of parole for the murder of Japheth-Emanuel Bell. Moss was convicted in February on charges of murder in the first degree and armed burglary with assault or battery.
In April 2011, Moss and two others drove to the Oaks at Mill Creek Apartments on Monument Road. The three pulled into the parking lot and parked their car. Moss got out, walked over to a nearby car where Bell was sitting in the front seat. Moss pistol-whipped Bell and then shot the 22-year-old in the head.
The shooting stemmed from a drug deal that happened earlier in the day. Moss purchased marijuana from Bell hours before the shooting and later discovered the marijuana was actually rabbit food.