EL DORADO (--) Nearly a year after confessing to killing a Butler County woman, Bill Moore received a sentence of nearly 14 years in prison this afternoon.
Butler County District Judge John Sanders sentenced Moore, 56, to 165 months (--) the maximum sentence allowed by law (--) for second-degree murder in the killing of Carol Mould.
Moore was originally charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty in March to the reduced charge.
Mould, 46, was found dead in her burning house, just off K-254, on Sept. 22, 2004.
Police had no solid leads for five years. Her husband, Doug Mould, had been questioned about it. Some even speculated that Dennis Rader, the BTK serial killer, had committed the crime.
Then last May 20, paramedics received a call that Moore was suicidal at his home. Moore confessed to the paramedics, nurses at the hospital and eventually to Butler County sheriff's investigators.
Moore told Butler County sheriff's Sgt. Kelly Herzet and Kansas Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Dave Falletti that Mould had been strangled with a green cord (--) a detail never released to the public.
During his confession, Moore said that he knew Mould because their sons served together in Boy Scouts. Moore said he went to her house hoping to have sex with her.