DECATUR COUNTY TRIAL TERM
The Decatur County Trial Term began on Monday February 11, 2019. The Office of the District Attorney secured forty-five (45) felony pleas over the course of three (3) days.
District Attorney Joe Mulholland tried the Post Searchlight Murder case starting on Monday February 11, 2019. Thaddus Nundra, Louis Ousley, and Ronnie McFadden were indicted for a litany of offenses, including the Murder of Hubert Moore. Following a four-day trial, ending in the late afternoon Thursday, the Jury convicted Thaddus Nundra of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. Ronnie McFadden was convicted of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime. Louis Ousley pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit a Crime and Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony. Ousley pled during the trial and testified against the co-defendants. Ousley was sentenced to twenty (20) years to serve in the State Penitentiary. McFadden was sentenced to two and a half years (2.5) in the State Penitentiary. Thaddus Nundra was sentenced to Life without the Possibility of Parole, followed by seven and a half (7.5) years consecutive to his Life Sentence. Nundra was represented by Erica Austin, McFadden by Chris Richardson, and Ousley by Pete Emmons.
District Attorney Joe Mulholland stated “To say that this Court Term was a success would be an understatement. It was a long week but we were able to secure a plethora of convictions, including on the major case we had pending in Decatur County.”