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Monday, June 08, 2009

Kansas: Butler County judge sets $250,000 bond in Carol Mould homicide

Butler County judge sets $250,000 bond in Carol Mould homicide
The Wichita Eagle
Saturday, May 23, 2009

EL DORADO - William "Bill" Wherry Moore -- a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader and Benton-area youth-sports coach -- looked distressed as he sat in shackles Friday and a judge read the charge against him: Premeditated murder in the first degree in the September 2004 killing of Carol Mould, a 43-year-old wife and mother of three.

The prosecutor, Butler County Attorney Jan Satterfield, told District Judge John Sanders that she was requesting that Moore remain in jail under a $250,000 bond because of the nature of the charge and concern that he could pose a threat to himself and others, including his wife.
Satterfield said Moore -- a 55-year-old aircraft worker (Cessna), according to a jail booking sheet -- has no criminal history.

Sanders set Moore's bond at $250,000 and appointed a public defender for him. Sanders said he was aware that Moore's "mental state" has been a concern but didn't elaborate.

On Sept. 22, 2004, authorities responding to a report of a fire found Mould's badly burned body in her Benton-area home off K-254. Authorities have not said how she died but have said her body was set on fire after she was killed. The fire didn't destroy the house.

The Mould house sits a couple miles from Moore's rural Benton home. Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy announced that early that morning his investigators arrested Moore in Mould's killing.

Moore's wife, Tammy, said, "You can print that my husband is having a nervous breakdown, and he does not know what he is saying. My husband is not a murderer."

Neither Murphy nor Satterfield said what prompted the arrest.

After Moore's court appearance Friday, Mould's husband, Doug, said he wanted to thank investigators for "working extraordinarily hard in trying to solve Carol's case."
He also thanked Circle school district staff for supporting his children...

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