The man convicted of killing two young Williamson County men and severely injuring a third outside a Nashville bar in 2019 will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton handed down her sentence this week against 25-year-old Michael Mosley. Mosley was convicted in late March on all counts for the stabbing murders of 22-year-old Clayton Beathard and 21-year-old Paul Trapeni, along with the injury to a third victim, A.J. Bethurum.
On Wednesday, Mosley was sentenced to two life sentences in prison (51 years each behind bars) to be served consecutively for the first-degree murders of Beathard and Trapeni, 40 years for attempted first-degree murder of Bethurum to be served at 85%, and felony assault of a fourth man injured in the brawl.
Mosley’s sentencing was determined by the court as he was classified a “career offender” with an extensive criminal history. Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk praised the work of his prosecutors on the case, Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter, along with Criminal Court Division II Team Leader, ADA Jan Norman. Funk stated: “We appreciate the ruling by Judge Angelita Dalton regarding convicted killer Michael Mosley. Nashville and all of middle Tennessee is safer because of last month’s conviction by our office and this week’s ruling by Judge Dalton.”