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Michael Mosley’s legal team files for new trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – The man convicted of killing and seriously injuring two people outside a Midtown bar in 2019 was back in court Thursday with his legal team to request a new trial.

Micheal Mosley was convicted in April of two counts of first-degree murder and another count of attempted first-degree murder. In December 2019, he stabbed three men during an altercation outside the Dogwood Bar in Division Street. Two of those men, Clay Beathard and Paul Trapeni III, died from their injuries.

After a jury trial in June, Judge Angelita Dalton sentenced Mosley to two consecutive life sentences for the murder convictions, which are 52 years in the state of Tennessee. An additional 40 years, 11 months and 29 days was added for the attempted murder conviction. The 11 months and 29 days will be served concurrently, so Mosley’s sentencing added up to 144 years in prison.

Mosley himself took the stand during his sentencing hearing in June and addressed the families of his victims.

“I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry,” he said. “I made an impulsive decision that I regret every day and will do for the rest of my life.”

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