Justice For Brandon Hydrick
  • Petitioned Limestone County District Attorney Office
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

District Attorney, Brian Jones
Limestone County District Attorney Office
Assistant District Attorney
James Ayers
See response

Justice For Brandon Hydrick

    1. Bronwen Murray
    2. Petition by

      Bronwen Murray

      TANNER, Spain

December 2012


From Bronwen Murray: Yesterday, 52-year-old Joel Moyers --- killer of Brandon Hydrick --- received an increased charge of Capital Murder in the shooting death of the 26-year-old-man.

Brandon Hydrick, 26, died in the arms of his brother, Ryan, 25, after a bullet of an AK-47 assualt rifle struck the tailgate of the the pickup truck Ryan was driving, penetrated the truck cab, the backseat and then the front passenger seat, striking and killing Brandon.

Hydrick was killed in cold-blood when Joel Moyers, a Tanner, Alabama resident of a mobile home, brandishing an AK-47 on a dark, dead-end road shot into the vehicle as is it passed by on the road.

The killer admitted to the shooting. Yet, he has only been charged with reckless murder -- a much lesser crime -- than capital murder, which, according to Alabama code should be the charge for shooting into a moving vehicle.

This admitted killer is out on bail, much due to the lesser charge imposed by the District Attorney. As a stipulation of his bail, the killer must move to his mother’s home in Cullman, Alabama where she resides in a lake-front vacation property, estimated to be worth $340,000, according to tax assessment records.

The fact remains that Joel Moyers fired at the passing vehicle and as a result, murdered the innocent 26-year-old Brandon Hydrick, leaving behind a void felt by an enormous amount of grieving family, loved-ones, and friends.

(1) Please sign the petition

(2) Please call the DA's office and request the proper charge of Capital Murder:
at the following phone number (256) 233-6416.

(3) Or email james.ayers@limestonecountyda.org or brian.jones@limestonecountyda.org, the men in charge of prosecuting the case.

For more information about the case and subsequent proceedings visit:
Web: www.brandonhydrick.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JusticeForBrandon
Twitter: @Justice4Brandon

Media Coverage:

THANK YOU! With your help we can help get justice for Brandon who was a wonderul person, loved by all that met him, and a man who died senselessly. 

Limestone County District Attorney Office, District Attorney, Brian Jones
James Ayers, Assistant District Attorney
Revoke the bail and increase the charge against Joel Moyers - killer of Brandon Hydrick - to Capital Murder.

This admitted murderer --- who shot into a moving vehicle and killed an innocent man -- needs to be incarcerated immediately so he may harm no one else.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Capital Murder Charge For Brandon's Killer Joel Moyers

      Bronwen Murray
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters,

      Just as we passed the 600 signature mark yesterday, we received a news report that Joel Moyers -- shooter of Brandon Hydrick -- was charged with Capital Murder.

      THANK YOU for taking a stand on this issue and making a difference for someone who is no longer able to speak for themselves.

      To read all the details click here:

      Justice For Brandon

      UPDATE: Man Accused Of Shooting Brandon Hydrick Hospitalized

      LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - The man accused of killing 26-year-old Brandon Hydrick in September is now charged with Capital Murder, according to court records obtained by WHNT News 19. WHNT News 19 has also learned that Moyers received treatment at Cullman Regional Medical Center's Emergency room Friday night.

    2. We've Passed 500 Signatures; Still No Response From District Attorney

      Bronwen Murray
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for taking the time to ask for justice for Brandon Hydrick. We've surpassed 500 signatures. Unfortunately, we've still not received a response from the District Attorney in charge of this case, which means we cannot declare victory, yet.

      Please continue to spread the word about the murder of Brandon Hydrick -- a 26-year-old, unarmed man who was killed with an AK 47 as he drove by a trailer in a remote part of Alabama. Brandon was a young man shot down just as his life was beginning and whose admitted murderer remains free.

      "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - MLK

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Decision-maker James Ayers responds:

      James Ayers

      Looked like a good idea.

    5. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jennifer Mercer ARDMORE, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      Justice ... need more be Said?

    • Teresa Kirkpatrick HUNTSVILLE, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      Bronwen Murray is one of my former students- as a retired teacher, it is good to see your students being politically active. i TRUST HER JUDGEMENT, as she is a good and moral young person. If this is important enough for her to support, then I am certain that this is a worthwhile and legitimate cause!

    • Mary Lott AUBURN, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      A human being was senselessly killed as a result of another person's wanton disregard of him.

    • Kenneth Burgin SEMINOLE, BAHAMAS
      • over 1 year ago

      Joel Moyers has no respect for life of others, therefore he should not have the freedom and ability to harm others.

    • Grant Thompson DECATUR, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      Accountability is at the core of a civil society. And why someone who can take a life is still breathing fresh air in the comforts of his own home cause me to both question the presence of God and the capabilities of a district attorney who ran on the platform of "cleaning up the county and holding people responsible for their actions." Most importantly, prayers and blessings to Brandon's friends and family this holiday season and every day.


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