Thursday, February 8, 2001
Steamboat Springs Nine days after Edward Moore Jr. turned 50 this past December, the former Steamboat Springs man succumbed to cancer.
Moore died Dec. 9. The man known locally as "chief" died about six months after he started to serve a 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder and drug possession.
At the time of his death, Moore was at the Colorado Department of Correction's Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center, said Viola Fisher, a DOC spokeswoman.
Last April, Moore was found guilty of second-degree attempted murder and possession of a controlled substance after a four-day trial.
A jury found Moore guilty of stabbing a Steamboat Springs man in the back and possession of cocaine for an incident that took place in September 1999.
Last May, Moore was sentenced by 14th Judicial District Judge Richard P. Doucette to 12 years in prison. Moore received the prison term for stabbing Brian Lithgow after a night of partying at a Copper Mountain Estates home. Moore stabbed Lithgow twice in the back. The wounds were life-threatening because one of Lithgow's kidneys had been damaged.
Last June, Doucette ordered that Moore pay $33,000 in court costs and restitution. The amount was to be collected from Moore to cover Lithgow's prescriptions, medical bills and other expenses.
Moore was buried in his hometown of Mountain Home, Ark. He was buried next to his mother. Moore is survived by his father, Edward Moore Sr., a daughter, Ashley, and a brother, Mike.