Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2023 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WAPR is operating at limited power. Thank you for your patience while we look into the issue.

Gov. Bentley Offers Reward in Selma Arson Investigation

Selma fire

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has approved a $5,000 reward to help find the person responsible for killing a mother and her daughter with cerebral palsy in a house fire in Selma last month.

Fire officials determined the blaze that killed 44-year-old Katrina Moore and her 20-year-old daughter Coleman Moore on December 8 was intentionally set after lab results tested positive for arson.

Five people were in the house when the blaze started. Coleman Moore was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire. Katrina Moore later died at a hospital.

The Selma Times-Journal reported yesterday that Governor Bentley authorized the reward, calling for it to be given for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

The city itself has a reward in place of up to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest. There's also up to $1,000 in rewards for Crime Stoppers.

News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.