Man accused in San Antonio cold case murder to be extradited
The district attorney's office is in the process of bringing a cold case murder suspect back to San Antonio
After more than 30 years a San Antonio cold case is heating back up again.
"It's been a long time but all I know is when we looked at the evidence, the same evidence that's been there all along, we felt it was good to go forward and we're confident about the evidence,” said Nico Lahood, Bexar County district attorney.
Larry Moore, 64, is accused of choking Dianna Lowery to death at a home on Bailey Avenue back in 1987.
Moore was arrested in California and extradited back to San Antonio in August of 2005 but prosecutors dismissed the case back in March of 2007.
Last month, Lahood says his team began looking at the case again after Lowery's niece called them seeking answers.
“We looked at the same evidence that the previous prosecutor had look at as well and to us we feel there's definitely enough evidence to move forward,” said Lahood.
Moore was indicted by a grand jury for capital murder. He is currently in custody in Arizona.
Investigators say Moore was Lowery's landlord and had access to her apartment by a spare set of keys he kept with him.
Lahood says it's still too early to tell what kind of punishment his office will seek.
If convicted, possible punishment for Moore includes either death or life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.