EL DORADO — An emergency medical technician and a Butler County sheriff's detective testified today that Bill Moore confessed in May to killing Carol Mould five years earlier.
Dom Domebo testified at a preliminary hearing this morning in Butler County District Court that he was called to Moore's house in Benton on May 20.
Domebo found Moore despondent and saying he wanted to hurt his wife. Domebo said he assured Moore he would be taken care of and prepared to take him to a Wichita hospital for a mental evaluation.
As the ambulance pulled away from the house, Domebo said Moore told him, ''I killed Carol Mould.''
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Mould was a neighbor of his in Benton, Domebo heard Moore say.
Mould, 46, was found dead after a fire at her house on Sept. 22, 2004.
Moore, 55, was a Boy Scout leader with no criminal history before his arrest last spring.
Butler County Sheriff's detective Kelly Herzet said after Moore left the hospital, he was brought to headquarters for an interview.
During the next 6 1/2 hours, Herzet said Moore admitted going to Mould's house back in 2004 to have sex with her.
Then Herzet said Moore told him: "I strangled her."
Herzet said Moore described using a green cord to kill Mould, similar to one found hanging on a stair rail near Mould's body.
Neither her cause of death, nor the green cord, had been made public, Herzet said.