Nearly a year and a half after authorities found a McDonough businessmans body underneath her back porch, Pamela Moss is set to have her day in court in front of a jury beginning Monday.
Moss, 55, is charged with murder in the March 2012 death of 67-year-old Doug Coker.
Her lawyer plans to present an insanity defense, arguing that Moss suffered from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder.
She has no memory of the killing. One of her alter egos was in control, said Franklin J. Hogue, Moss lawyer.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Jones County Superior Court.
Bibb County deputies went to Moss house in the River North subdivision, just across the Jones County line from north Macon on March 18, 2012.
They wanted to talk with Moss about Cokers disappearance because she was one of the last people to see him alive. He was last seen March 13 at the McDonalds on Bass Road in north Bibb County -- the same day authorities think Coker was killed while he was in the Macon area to meet with Moss about a charity housing endeavor. Moss worked as a grant writer and nonprofit manager.
Instead of finding Moss at her home on Old Ridge Road, they found Cokers body. She was booked into the Jones County jail days later after she attempted suicide and was treated at a south Georgia hospital.
Although Moss served eight years in prison after being convicted of fatally poisoning her mother in Macon in 1996, prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.
She isnt eligible.
In Georgia, a crime must include one of several aggravating circumstances -- one being a prior murder conviction. Moss pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in her mothers death.
If convicted, she could face life in prison without parole.
Coker built a real estate rental business in Henry County. He bought houses, fixed them up and then rented them, said Buddy Welch, spokesman for the Coker family.
At times, Coker rented houses at a rate below market value just to help people get through tough times, Welch said.
Welch said family members plan to attend the trial.
None of the family members can forget the ordeal that she put them through, he said.
Not knowing that Coker was dead, family and friends searched for him, distributing pamphlets and posters until they heard hed been found dead.
Welch said its been hard for Cokers family to cope with the way that Coker was killed and the fact that his body was left under Moss porch for several days.
There will never be closure on this for the family, he said. It has been an emotional roller coaster for them.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.