The sentencing, scheduled for Friday, has been postponed to
In order to prove that he was guilty of that crime, federal prosecutors first had to persuade a jury that he killed his fiancee,
Homicide is a state crime, not federal, but the local prosecutor at the time, former
Insurance fraud trial hinges on revealing a killer
Circumstantial evidence powers prosecution in Moss murder case
"It will never be enough,"
Now 48, Epps was never charged with murder but the allegation that he killed Moss in
"We're obviously pleased for the family," Assistant
Prosecutors portrayed Epps as greedy and controlling. They said he shot Moss in the back of the head and left her body alongside
"This was nothing short of an execution, make no mistake about it," said
Epps did not take the witness stand during the trial, but his defense attorney,
It was early on the morning of
For three years, the murder went unsolved.
Then, in 2012, a federal grand jury indicted Epps on drugs and weapons charges. A second grand jury followed suit a few months later with new charges of fraud and arson.
Prosecutors called several wintnesses, including a former neighbor who testified that Epps approached him shortly after Moss' death and offered to pay him
Hall wasn't the only witness to relate stories of Epps' alleged threats.
Carter also testified about a bag that Epps left in her car the day of the murder, a bag other witnesses said contained guns, and about their conversations over his plans to set fire to his
There was no mention of
"We had to prove murder plus motive," he said of his office's prosecution.
When asked if he would have prosecuted Epps for murder, Hochul declined to answer last year.
"Those questions should really be directed at the district attorney down the street," he said.
Since Epps' indictment on insurance fraud, the allegation that he killed Moss as part of the fraud has reignited criticism over what some law enforcement officials view as Sedita's overly cautious approach to difficult cases in order to keep his conviction rate high.
In the past, Sedita has declined to comment on the Epps case, but at one point did suggest the evidence may not have been strong enough to convict him.
Epps' conviction is the result of an investigation by the
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