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Broward carjacking suspect nods off in court

A carjacker wreaked havoc in Hallandale Beach Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.
A carjacker wreaked havoc in Hallandale Beach Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. WSVN-7

A federal judge postponed the hearing Thursday morning for a man accused of going on a carjacking spree in Fort Lauderdale and killing a man in Hallandale Beach.

Gregory B. Moore, 35, appeared to be nodding off and slurring his words in a Broward County federal courtroom this morning. Moore was found and arrested by FBI agents at the Mangonia Park Tri-Rail station on 45th Street, just west of North Australian Avenue on Wednesday. He had avoided authorities for more than a day before he was tracked down in Palm Beach County.

“I don’t think it would be appropriate to go forward,” Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer said. “I don’t think Mr. Moore appears to be alert.”

Moore, who has been charged with four carjackings, was assigned a public defender Thursday.

In court, Moore nearly fell forward a few times, stopping just before hitting his head on the microphone at the courtroom podium.

Johnathan Marion, 23, was also arrested in connection with the carjackings and shootings. A cousin of Moore, Marion was ordered held without bond until a bond hearing Tuesday at 10 a.m. He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 18.

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