Mother surprised to get call about suspect's release
Jeffery Moore (Source: WAVE 3 Archives)
Camden McCroskey (Source: Kim Hammond-Vanderhaar)
Scene of the murder at Outer Loop Plaza.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville mother who has fought for four years to keep the men responsible for her son's death behind bars has learned one of them is out and she got little notice.
Jeffery Moore originally took a plea deal back in 2011, admitting to facilitation to murder and robbery for the 2009 shooting death of Camden McCroskey. He was scheduled to get out of prison in August, but McCroskey's mother got an unexpected message last week that Moore was out.
When Kim Hammond-Vanderhaar picked up the phone to listen to her voice mail Friday she had a message from Kentucky's VINE system stating Moore was released on Mandatory Reentry Supervision. "My heart dropped. I didn't know what to do."
McCroskey was 21 when he was killed at the Valu-Market on Outer Loop in Highview. Moore pled down to lesser charges which made him eligible for release six months early under supervision through MRS. Hammond-Vanderhaar didn't even know it was an option until she got the call. "I don't think he needs to be on the streets."
Keeping Moore off the streets is a fight she's dealt with for years. A few months after being sentenced, Moore was up for shock probation which she argued against and a judge denied. Focusing so much on getting justice for Camden has halted her ability to grieve. "I don't even know that I began the grieving process yet."
She's still not sure she'll be able to do it now wondering if someone else's child could end up a victim too.
James Stover is also serving time for McCroskey's death. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Hammond-Vanderhaar says she's preparing for three or four years from now when he is up for parole.
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