Bouncer charged with mur­der pleads guilty to ob­struc­tion

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The case against Wade Mosley started in Novem­ber 2016 with a mur­der charge for the death of Gre­gory Spear­man. It ended Thurs­day morn­ing with Mosley plead­ing guilty to felony ob­struc­tion of jus­tice.

“I hope you close your eyes and he haunts you,” the vic­tim’s sis­ter told Mosley.

“I don’t for­give you.” Mosley had no choice but to stand and lis­ten to what the vic­tim’s rel­a­tives had to say about the night back in Novem­ber 2016 when the vic­tim, Gre­gory got into an ar­gu­ment with a bouncer at the club, Lust of Char­lotte.

Po­lice say the ar­gu­ment turned into a fight and Mosley, who was also a bouncer, joined in.

“The next thing the video shows is that ev­ery­one in the fight, as well as the sur­round­ing crowd, dis­persed,” the prose­cu­tor told the court. Prose­cu­tors say the cam­era didn’t record au­dio so po­lice couldn’t hear if that was the mo­ment a shot was fired.

“After the video show­ing the de­fen­dant stand­ing over the Gre­gory, it also showed him walk back to the stage area, pick up what ap­peared to be a gun and put it in his pocket, picked up some­thing else,” said the prose­cu­tor, as she sum­ma­rized the case for the judge. Po­lice say no car­tridge cas­ings were found.

They say Mosley ini­tially de­nied that he was in­volved.

“Due to the chaos of the fight no one was able to say for sure they saw the de­fen­dant with the weapon or that they saw him fire it. No one was able to say what led to the shoot­ing,” the prose­cu­tor said.

The District At­tor­ney’s Of­fice says dur­ing a bond hear­ing after he was ar­rested and charged, Mosley changed his story and said it was self-de­fense - that he was be­ing held from be­hind and choked and didn’t have a choice.

“The state has no ev­i­dence to re­fute and dis­prove the de­fen­dant’s claim of self-de­fense due to none of the wit­nesses be­ing able to see what led to the shoot­ing dur­ing that fight.”

Prose­cu­tors say the weapon was never re­cov­ered. Thurs­day morn­ing, the vic­tim’s rel­a­tives were not happy that Mosley was only guilty of felony ob­struc­tion of jus­tice. “What you took from us,” the vic­tim’s sis­ter said.

“You cov­ered up mur­der and you got away with it.” The judge sen­tenced Mosley to serve be­tween 6 and 17 months in prison, sus­pended with a pe­riod of 24 months of su­per­vised pro­ba­tion.

Wade Mosley

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