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Kevin Moore, convicted of murder, scheduled for sentencing hearing

Moore is scheduled to appear in court for his sentencing, after his hearing was rescheduled twice. 

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.

GOSHEN — A man convicted of murder for the death of two men at Saleh's Market near downtown Elkhart may be sentenced Thursday, April 10, at Elkhart Circuit Court.

Kevin Moore is scheduled to appear in court for his sentencing hearing Thursday, according to court files. However, his hearing has been continued twice while attorneys wait for records from mental health evaluations.

Moore, 29, was charged with two counts of murder shortly after he was arrested Sept. 5. He is accused of shooting Jagtar Bhatti, 55 and Pawan Singh, 20, the owner of Saleh's Market and an employee, respectively, earlier that day.

Moore pleaded guilty to the two counts Jan. 23 and admitted he was attempting to commit robbery when he killed the two men. His sentencing hearing was scheduled for Feb. 19. However, the hearing was continued to March 28.

The March 28 hearing was cancelled, however, and moved to April 10. According to court files, the defendant requested additional time to prepare for the hearing.

Moore's co-defendant, Richard Gross, was also charged with two counts of murder. He pleaded guilty to both counts Dec. 9. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 1. During a hearing March 13, Gross told the court he wanted to withdraw his plea. The court denied Gross' request.




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