A Birmingham man has been convicted in the 2020 slaying of a 55-year-old woman.
A Jefferson County jury found Anthony Shundale Moore, 50, guilty of murder in the blunt force trauma death of Monica Long Gratton.
Gratton was killed Dec. 3, 2020, in what authorities said was a domestic assault. The assault happened at a residence in the 900 block of Pratt Highway.
Gratton was taken to Princeton Baptist Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 11:44 p.m. Authorities said she had bruising and swelling to her head and face, but initially weren’t sure whether the injuries were sustained in a fall or an assault.
Her death in January 2021 was deemed a homicide from blunt force trauma.
Moore has been in the Jefferson County Jail since March 2021.
The case was prosecuted by Jefferson County deputy district attorneys Misty Reynolds and Lee Gilmer. Moore was represented by the Jefferson County Public Defender Office.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 14.