The appeals court in Amarillo has confirmed the life sentence for a man who shot and wounded a police officer back in 2013.
A Lubbock jury convicted Jeremy Moor of aggravated assault against a public servant. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility or parole.
In his appeal to the Seventh Court, he argued there wasn't enough evidence to show Moor knew his victim was an officer.
In October 2013, the Salvation Army turned Moor away because he admitted to being under the influence of alcohol. An employee called the police saying Moor had a gun.
Moor told another man living there he wanted to die in a shoot-out with the police.
Officer Timothy Varner arrived, approached the trunk Moor was in and ordered him out of it.
When Moor stepped out, he drew his gun and shot Officer Varner four times.
The Seventh Court finds, even though Moor was drunk, Officer Varner arrived in a marked police car, wearing his uniform and other people in the area recognized he was an officer.
The appeals panel agrees with the jury's decision and overruled Moor's petition, leaving him to serve his life sentence.