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July 24, 2018


Virginia Merit

I have always thought the affair told by the phone operater was a lie. I don't think Joe Moore was a idiot.


Virginia, thanks for your comment. Joe Moore's nephew reviewed the entire grand jury transcript (as we have) and was satisfied that what the operator said was true. In the Moore family, Joe had a reputation as a "lady's man." There was also testimony regarding Joe making romantic overtures toward a married female friend when he visited her home in Omaha. Years earlier as a young school teacher, she stayed in Sara and Joe Moore's home. The totality of the grand jury transcript seems to support the operator's testimony.

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