Man pleads guilty in execution-style death

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A second man who participated in the execution-style killing of a kidnapping victim pleaded guilty Tuesday.

In Richmond County Superior Court, Kelly Roberts, 30, became the second person sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 25-year-old Mickel I. Mosley, of Gaffney, S.C.

As Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Fogus told the judge Tuesday, on the morning of July 25, 2006, when Mr. Mosley's body was pulled out of the water at New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam in Augusta, investigators had nothing. They didn't even know the victim's name.

But they picked at every thread of evidence across three states to unravel what happened to Mr. Mosley and find who was responsible, Mr. Fogus said.

In addition to Mr. Roberts, Demetric L. Twitty and Edward J. Reeves II were arrested by Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Steve Fanning, the lead detective in the case. A jury convicted Mr. Twitty in December, and he was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years.

Investigators believe Mr. Twitty was the one who fired a gunshot into Mr. Mosley's head.

Mr. Reeves, whose case is still pending, testified against Mr. Twitty. He told the jury he was home in Augusta the night of July 24, 2006, when Mr. Twitty and Mr. Roberts knocked at his door. Mr. Mosley had been locked in the trunk of a car since his kidnapping in Gaffney several hours earlier.

Mr. Reeves admitted he showed them how to get to the Lock and Dam and that he was there when Mr. Twitty opened the trunk of the white Lexus and dragged Mr. Mosley out, the prosecutor said.

Mr. Mosley was bound hand and foot. He begged for his life, offering the car, credit cards and his future inheritance, Mr. Fogus said. Mr. Twitty forced Mr. Mosley to the river's edge, pressed the gun barrel to his head and fired, Mr. Fogus said.

Mr. Roberts could have faced life in prison without parole because of his criminal history. The plea agreement allows him to serve life with the possibility of parole, defense attorney Martin Puetz said.

Mr. Mosley's mother, Jacquelin Fowler, asked only that the men who killed her son never have a chance to do this again.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

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christian134
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christian134 08/20/08 - 04:57 am
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May God have mercy on his

May God have mercy on his soul...Look into that young man's eyes and he has not one ounce of remorse or compassion...His eyes look dead...

nofrills
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nofrills 08/20/08 - 05:43 am
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He got just what he deserves.

He got just what he deserves.

pofwe
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pofwe 08/20/08 - 06:51 am
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Fact is ... he never lived.

Fact is ... he never lived. Just a natural man, without a spirit.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 08/20/08 - 07:04 am
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pofwe man is a triune being

pofwe man is a triune being he has a spirit. Most times people like this have demonic spirits.

ruddyyardkipperlines
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ruddyyardkipperlines 08/20/08 - 07:07 am
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Every one of these [filtered word]needs

Every one of these [filtered word]needs the needle, not one redeeming socitial value.

UrNotReady4TheTruth
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UrNotReady4TheTruth 08/20/08 - 07:48 am
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What was the motive behind

What was the motive behind the murder?

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 08/20/08 - 07:56 am
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If I recall right, the one

If I recall right, the one they killed had just gotten a bunch of money and told them and they robbed and did this to him.

na_bboy
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na_bboy 08/20/08 - 08:43 am
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lol, demonic

lol, demonic spirits!!
spooky!!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/20/08 - 08:52 am
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Whatever it was, it was pure

Whatever it was, it was pure evil.

ruddyardkipperrling
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ruddyardkipperrling 08/20/08 - 09:16 am
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Pure waste of 02.

Pure waste of 02.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 08/20/08 - 09:20 am
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He looks evil, I wouldn't

He looks evil, I wouldn't want to run into him anywhere.....but he is only one of many who have no regard for human life......

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yak11 08/20/08 - 09:37 am
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I never understand why we

I never understand why we cannot sentence them to the time going around the world clearing land mines with a bayonet.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/20/08 - 09:42 am
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What a great idea, YAK! Or,

What a great idea, YAK! Or, if they must be allowed to live out their unnatural lives, have them do all the really dirty, awful jobs that law -abiding citizens get paid a crummy wage to do, like cleaning out sewage pipes... with toothbrushes.

Farful
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Farful 08/20/08 - 09:57 am
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AC, please stop with the

AC, please stop with the "Mr." titiles for this human trash. It sounds ridiculous to say that "Mr." Twitty fired a gunshot into someone's head.

iwannaknowthetruth
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iwannaknowthetruth 08/20/08 - 10:26 am
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No redeeming values--kill

No redeeming values--kill him.

426Hemi
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426Hemi 08/20/08 - 11:00 am
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ruddy-dude, take a DEEEEPPPP

ruddy-dude, take a DEEEEPPPP breath, gather your wits, and get the little fingys typing. We'd all just love to "hear" whatcha have to "say."

426Hemi
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426Hemi 08/20/08 - 11:06 am
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He has ACLU written all over

He has ACLU written all over his face. He's gonna get us, man!

brownskin30434
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brownskin30434 08/20/08 - 01:22 pm
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Sorry no frills, but what he

Sorry no frills, but what he deserves is just what he did to his victim.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/20/08 - 02:21 pm
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I like that one Fiat Lux!!!!

I like that one Fiat Lux!!!! Sorry [filtered word]'s, I can't even post what I am thinking..it would be removed anyway!!!!

scrapple
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scrapple 08/20/08 - 08:20 pm
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We could save millions by

We could save millions by putting these animals "down".

jdcooper
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jdcooper 08/20/08 - 08:40 pm
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death penalty!

death penalty!

edwardc
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edwardc 08/21/08 - 09:43 am
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Would it not have been better

Would it not have been better for him and for his victims if he had never been born, and the breath of God that enlived him had been manifest in another person instead? As the Bible says, it's better to not have been born than to have a life of wickedness. That's why I'm pro-choice.

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mable8 08/21/08 - 01:29 pm
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The man does not have "evil

The man does not have "evil eyes," he looks normal, just like you. It's a mug shot, for pete's sake, not one posed at the photographer's studio! What Roberts, Reeves, and Twitty did to Mr Mosley is horrid and they deserve to be confined forever and a day; too bad Twitty did not get the death penalty. If Roberts and Reeves really cared about Mr Mosley, they should have turned on Twitty, or at least notified the authorities even though they were present at Mr Mosley's execution. My condolences to Mrs Fowler, mother of Mr Mosley.

christian134
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christian134 08/21/08 - 02:41 pm
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Look closely mable his eyes

Look closely mable his eyes appear dead...

Farful
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Farful 08/21/08 - 04:25 pm
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I beg to differ, mable. The

I beg to differ, mable. The man does not look like me.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/21/08 - 08:46 pm
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Good point edwardc, I agree

Good point edwardc, I agree to some extent. Usually the apple does not fall far from the tree. This is why criminals and government leeches should not be allowed to reproduce!!

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MtnMan 08/22/08 - 01:14 am
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GHTTY oh man! am I ever with

GHTTY oh man! am I ever with you about this "Mr." business. Murders do not deserve to be called anything that would imply respect for this garbage.

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