Two brothers charged with murdering a Louisville man known as one of "Misidentified Four"
The victim has been in the news in the past. He was one of four young men wrongly arrested in 2012 in connection to mob violence in downtown Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police arrested two brothers for the murder of 21-year-old Tyrone Booker, Jr.
Booker was found shot to death Sunday on E. East Oak Street, near S. Floyd Street.
On Tuesday morning, LMPD arrested Kentrey Moore and Terrance Moore, Jr., at Terrance's home.
Both brothers faced a judge Wednesday morning. Kentrey Moore is charged with murder, robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
His brother,Terrance Moore, Jr., is also behind bars charged with murder and robbery as well. Additionally, he is charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
"Obviously if we are charging the Moore brothers with the robbery, we're going to say they are the initial aggressors and the victim was the victim of not only the homicide, but also the robbery," explained Sgt. Donny Burbrink of the LMPD's Homicide Unit.
Police say the brothers met Booker for a pre-planned drug deal.
Booker is one of the "misidentified four" who were wrongly arrested after mob violence in downtown Louisville two years ago. The city paid them $1.5 million after they spent more than two months in jail.
"We don't believe that his being part of that settlement is the reason for any of this," Burbrink said.
Each of the brothers is being held on a $250,000 bond.
"Luckily for the Booker family, we were able to provide them with some type of closure," Burbrink said. "I know there is a lot of other families out there who have not had that type of closure. I want to assure those families that we are working as diligently on their case as Mr. Booker's case."
Police say the investigation remains open, but officers do not expect additional arrests.
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