Tiffany Moss, Georgia

Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019  10:21 am EDT

Tiffany Nicole Moss has been given a premature execution date of June 7-14, 2019, in Georgia. Execution warrants in Georgia allow the execution to occur anytime during a one-week period. Thirty-five-year-old Tiffany is convicted of murdering by starvation her 10-year-old stepdaughter Emani Moss, in Lawrenceville, Georgia in 2013.

Tiffany was given an execution date of sometime between June 7-14, 2019, after she received her sentence of death on April 30, 2019. As Tiffany’s trial has just concluded and no appeals have yet been processed, Tiffany will not be executed. At the minimum, her case faces an automatic review. She is also eligible for several other appeals that could span years. Tiffany could also choose to waive her appeals, however the automatic review is required and cannot be waived. Additionally, the Georgia Capital Defender group has filed an appeal asking for a new trial for Tiffany.

Tiffany, who has two children of her own, become stepmother to a third child, Emani Moss, after marrying Emani’s father, Eman Moss. By all accounts, Emani was a smart, happy, and healthy child until three years before her death, when Tiffany began abusing and neglecting her. Multiple reports were made to Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services regarding Emani’s welfare before her death. Some, including the last report made, were not investigated.

 

In the fall of 2013, the burnt and severely emancipated body of 10-year-old Emani Moss was found in the trashcan of an apartment complex in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Emani’s father, Eman, had called the police, telling them what happened and where to find the body.

 

It is believed that Emani died on October 29, 2013, locked in a room, while Tiffany cared for her own children, cooking them meals and caring for them. It took several days Eman and Tiffany to realize that Emani was dead. When the parents realized that she was dead, Eman and Tiffany took Emani’s body, wrapped in bedding, to remote area and attempted to cremate it. They were unsuccessful, and Eman eventually put the fire out, and placed her body in a dumpster. He then called the police and confessed. Eman pled guilty and agreed to testify against his wife in exchange for a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 

At her trial, Tiffany chose, against advice, to represent herself. During the trial, Tiffany had two assigned lawyers to assist her if needed. She barely spoke during the trial. She did not cross examine any witnesses, including Eman who testified against her. Tiffany also did not call any witnesses in her defense, nor offer any mitigating evidence. She showed no emotion when her sentence of death was read aloud. Tiffany is the only woman on Georgia’s death row.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Emani Moss. Please pray for strength for the family of Tiffany. Please pray that if Tiffany is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed or should not be executed for any reason, that evidence will be presented. Please pray that Tiffany may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if she has not already.

 

  

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