Local man's murder trial ends in mistrial

A mistrial was declared in the trial of a College Park man charged in the 2010 strangulation death of his baby's mother.

Errol Alexis Moore, Jr., 20, remains in the Clayton County Jail on $200,000 bond on 10 charges related to the July 15 death of Janell Aaron, 20. There has not been a new trial date set.

Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson declined to comment on the mistrial.

Aaron had been reported missing by her sister, and Moore took to the airways to beg Aaron to come home. But police said Moore strangled Aaron during an argument over her cell phone. After Aaron lost consciousness during the assault and dropped to the floor, prosecutors allege, Moore wrapped her in two comforters and put her inside a blue plastic container. He then allegedly dumped the container in the woods behind Sherwood Memorial Cemetery.

The indictments allege that Moore used Aaron's cell phone to send text messages as if they came from her, to create the illusion that she was still alive. Prosecutors also said Moore put items belonging to the couple's baby girl in front of the front door of their apartment –– another alleged ruse to make people believe Aaron was alive.

Moore used local media to plea for Aaron's safe return, telling reporters he was caring for the baby, who was 5 months old, and he just wanted Aaron back home.

In August 2010, the assistant manager of the Poplar Springs Apartments hired a carpet cleaning firm to work in the unit the couple had shared. Workers reported a foul odor and possible blood. A sample was sent to the GBI Crime Lab for DNA testing and came back positive as a match to Aaron, according to the criminal warrants in the case.

Police interviewed Moore again in October 2010, and he allegedly admitted to killing Aaron and disposing of her body. Police said Moore led them to her body Oct. 8, 2010. The body was positively identified as Moore's through dental records.