The trial of Mark Moore, the man accused of murdering two men in a drive-by shooting in Weston in 2010, has begun. Moore is being tried for the murders of four men across the city.
Moore was shot in the face and disfigured at 16 in his apartment building at 1765 Weston Road. He now is accused of killing Courthney Facey and Mike James in Weston, as well as Jahmeel Spence and Carl Cole in Scarborough.
Facey, 18, was a dancer and student at Weston CI. James was 23, deaf, and an apprentice chef. They were getting dinner and listening to music when they were murdered. They had no relation to Moore, and Moore’s accomplice, Kevin Williams “cannot say why Mark Moore shot the two men. All he can say (is) that they did nothing at all to provoke or call down upon themselves the hail of bullets that killed them”, according to the prosecutor.
Moore comes from a family that has long been in trouble with the law. One of his brothers, André, was accused of shooting a police officer in Weston. André Moore was murdered before his trial. Another brother was shot, and a third was arrested for stealing cars. The matriarch, Hyancinth Moore, is well known to police.
Prosecutors allege that Mark Garfield Moore went on a months-long shooting and terror spree in the summer and autumn of 2010. In addition to the four men his is alleged to have murdered, he accused of having shot up a night club, a woman’s house, and a schoolyard. He boasted of his many attacks to his friends and made YouTube videos of himself, portraying himself as a gangster and rapper.
Moore is already serving 12 years for a jewelry-store robbery that left one man shot. (Williams, his accomplice, is also in prison.) While in prison, Moore assaulted Williams for being a police informer.