NASHVILLE, Tenn. - New details have surfaced in the case of a Nashville cab driver who was murdered while on the job. His accused killer was in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday as detectives retraced the steps of their investigation.
Henry Moore's family was in court Saturday, including his niece Katrina Holmes, who said her uncle's death will be a tremendous loss to the community.
"He was a very kind and loving person and he would always go out of his way to take care of anything that needed to be taken care of as he did the night he died, he thought he was taking care of someone who was needing a ride," said Holmes.
Nicholas Griffin, 20, is accused of shooting the 69-year old cab driver during a robbery. Investigators said Griffin first told them he had been with his mother during the time of the shooting-- an alibi his mother didn't back up.
"I brought his mother into the interview- nice, honest Christian lady who told me her son was not at home that night," said a detective during the preliminary hearing.
Investigators also revealed in court it was during a meeting with his mother at the police station that Griffin confessed and apologized, stating the shooting was an accident. He also told investigators two others were involved in the set-up to steal what they thought would be hundreds of dollars from the cabbie, except Moore only gave them $12. Moore's family told NewsChannel 5, Griffin's family has reached out to them.
Friends and family of Moore gathered together at East Side Cafe in East Nashville for a memorial service Wednesday night. His funeral service has been set for Saturday at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, Tennessee.