Frank Gebhardt, 54, and William Moore Sr., 58 were charged in 2017 for the racially motivated murder of Timothy Coggins. Gebhardt is the first to stand trial. Moore initially was to be tried with him, but the defense successfully petitioned a judge to sever the charges. 'The murder of Timothy Coggins was due to Coggins socializing with a white female and that Coggins had been stabbed multiple times and drug behind a truck by Franklin Gebhardt and William Moore Sr.,' prosecutor Ben Coker said. Coggins sustained multiple cuts to his neck, back and stomach before his body was dragged behind a pickup truck.