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Hearing delayed for killer’s boyfriend

Brian Moore’s big day will have to wait.

A hearing on a motion to dismiss murder charges against Moore, accused of helping Shellye Stark kill her husband, was delayed today because the prosecutor is having hip surgery. 
Judge Sam Cozza set the new hearing for Sept. 17.

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Cipolla appeared on behalf of Larry Haskell. Moore was in court in a blue jail jumper but said nothing during the short hearing. 

As he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, he said hi to Stark’s sister, Donna Haggerty.
 
“Love you sweetie. Be good,” Haggerty said. 

“Love ya honey,” Moore said.

Spokane police traveled to Orange County, Calif., in April and arrested Moore on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree murder for the Dec. 9, 2007, shooting death of Dale Stark. 

Detectives don’t believe Moore was in Spokane when Shellye shot Dale, rather they allege he plotted the murder with Shellye and helped her concoct a sordid tale of spousal abuse in a failed attempt to dupe authorities into thinking the killing was in self defense.

Read past coverage here.

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