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Friend of Johnny Moore: 'He is in heaven, a place of no more sorrow'

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"Johnny was a very generous and giving man, probably one of the things that attracted somebody to him," said Johnny's friend from church, Jim May. "Johnny was a very generous and giving man, probably one of the things that attracted somebody to him," said Johnny's friend from church, Jim May.
Flowers were laid outside Johnny Moore's house Thursday, two days after he was found beaten to death inside. Flowers were laid outside Johnny Moore's house Thursday, two days after he was found beaten to death inside.
Karl Justin Walls, 23, is charged with capital murder in the death of Johnny Moore. Karl Justin Walls, 23, is charged with capital murder in the death of Johnny Moore.
SOUTHAVEN, MS -
(WMC) - Flowers were laid outside Johnny Moore's house Thursday, two days after he was found beaten to death inside.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Karl Justin Walls is charged with capital murder in the death of Moore, 72. Walls was booked into jail on Thursday around 5 a.m.

Moore was found dead inside his home in the Colonial Hills subdivision of Southaven, Miss. An SUV was also reported missing from his residence.

Southaven Police Chief Tom Long says officers stopped by the house to perform a welfare check him. That's when they found him dead inside.

"Johnny was a very generous and giving man, probably one of the things that attracted somebody to him," said Johnny's friend from church, Jim May.

The suspect in Moore's death, Walls, lived right up the street. Investigators believe robbery was the motive.

"Someone didn't have to take anything, he [Moore] would give it to them," said May.

Someone spotted Moore's missing truck in Yalobusha County after seeing it on the news. That is where Walls was arrested.

"I know Johnny Moore well enough that Johnny Moore was a forgiving man, and he would forgive this guy," added May.

Moore's death marks the second time an elderly person has been severely beaten during a home invasion in Southaven. Georgie McKee is still recovering from her attack.

In both cases, police acted quickly and arrested neighbors, who may have watched their victims.

"You just have to work them hard and show that we're not going to tolerate it, and hopefully it will decline," said Mark Little, Southaven Police Department.

May knows that, come Sunday, he will see an empty seat where his friend, Johnny Moore, usually sat.

"We believe where he is is in heaven, and The Bible says it's a place of no more sorrow, no more tears," said May.

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