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Alabama man sentenced to life in teen’s Mississippi death

October 1, 2018

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama man has been convicted of capital murder in Mississippi for the death of a missing teenager.

News outlets reported Matthew Moberg of Wilmer, Alabama, was sentenced in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to life in prison without parole.

Sixteen-year-old Brian Parker of Semmes, Alabama, had been missing since May 2017 before his body was found on a logging road in southern Greene County.

Parker was last seen alive with Moberg on security video at a store in Lucedale on May 23, 2017.

Mobile County, Alabama, authorities said Moberg gave inconsistent statements about Parker’s possible whereabouts after he was reported missing.

Moberg has a prior conviction in Alabama for conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder. He pleaded guilty and had been released from Alabama prison three months before Parker’s death.

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