Reno man found guilty of second-degree murder of Susanville man

According to a Facebook post by the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office, Eric Burnett Moore, 51, of Reno, Nevada, was found guilty by a jury Friday, Dec. 15, for the second-degree murder of a Susanville man Feb. 23, 2022.

Eric Burnett Moore

The jury was presented evidence over the course of four days that showed Moore, while working as a bartender in Susanville, sold prescription oxycodone to a patron at the establishment.

Those pills, combined with the alcohol Moore was also serving the patron, ultimately caused the man’s death.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 2, 2024.

According to the post, “This verdict is a first of its kind for Lassen County. We appreciate the jury recognizing the dangerousness of the type of conduct Moore engaged in and further emphasizing the message that furnishing controlled substances, such as oxycodone, is dangerous to human life. If someone dies as a result of ingesting controlled substances, and the evidence supports it, the person providing those substances can be charged with murder.

“We thank the jury for their time and attention over the course of this week. We also thank the decedent’s family for their patience and continued support over the last 22 months. We hope this verdict helps bring them some long-awaited closure.

“This case was investigated by the Susanville Police Department, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lassen County District Attorney Investigations unit. It was truly a collaborative effort by all agencies. The case was prosecuted and tried by District Attorney Rios.”