Trial for accused spree killer set for late 2021
It will be at least a year and a half before a man accused of stabbing three people to death including a Greeneville man has his case go to trial.
Stanley Mossburg faces over 20 charges related to a two week murder spree in October of last year spread across Tennessee and Florida. Mossburg appeared before a judge in Polk County, FL court last Friday, and court records show jury selection for Mossburg’s trial is set to begin in October of 2021.
According to the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida Office of the State Attorney, Mossburg’s trial is set to start on November 5th, 2021.
Mossburg’s alleged murder spree began on October 2nd in the fatal robbing and stabbing of Christopher Short outside a laundromat in Greeneville. Investigators say he then traveled to Florida where he held three people against their will during October 13-14, and stabbed two of the three victims to death. Mossburg was then captured during the early morning hours of October 15th.
Following his indictment in Polk County, FL on October 24th, 2019, he faces 17 charges including two counts of first degree murder. Mossburg is also cited for 10 identity theft violations including stealing credit cards, using another person’s ID and fraud. Prosecutors said Mossburg used the personal and financial information of the victims he killed in Florida. He has pled not guilty to all charges related to the indictment. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
In Tennessee, his case remains active, as he is charged with first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, and especially aggravated robbery. Court records do not have a date of when he could appear in Greene County.