Moran Sentenced to Life in Prison

Press Release

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on April 17, 2018, Circuit Judge Brantley Clark sentenced Philip Moran to life imprisonment for Second Degree Murder with a Firearm in the death of his wife, Milissa Moran.  Moran was found guilty as charged after a jury trial on March 9, 2018, where the jury rejected his insanity defense.  Evidence presented at the trial established that Moran shot his wife in the head while she was sitting in bed on March 7, 2014, and dragged her body through the house to the back porch, where she was found next to her dog, which had been stabbed to death.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Bob Sombathy, Chief of Major Crimes, and Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Hawkins. It was investigated by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.