A motion for a new trial was overruled as Bruner's attorney claimed his client had suffered from excessive pre-trial publicity and that the jury foreman was mouthing words to the victim's family during the trial and had already made up her mind about Bruner.
The sentencing hearing also included testimony from those seeking a lighter sentence for Bruner and for members of Moore's family.
From KOAM's coverage:
Bruner sat emotionless and looked down at the table as Moore's mother read her statement and said that her son was "not a coward like the defendant."
Moore's mother called Bruner an "evil coward" and said, "The devil took over the defendant's soul."
She also said Bruner did not believe in divorce.
"There are much worse things in life than divorce - like murder," she said.
Moore's mother also said, "Derek is in a better place and always will be," and "I forgave the man that murdered my son."
She also said, "The defendant's choice was murder, but my choice was forgiveness."