A grand jury was convened in Jasper County last week in the death of 77 year old Trula Alliss of Rensselaer. According to a press release from the city’s police department, the step-daughter of the deceased, Judy Moore, has now been charged with the murder of Alliss. An autopsy revealed that the deceased had received blunt force trauma to the head that contributed to her death, on February 5, 2015, in an apartment on Rensselaer’s far-east side. Moore had previously been charged, but was released from jail in the fall of 2016, and in January 2017, charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning the case was not dismissed permanently. The investigation remained open by the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office and Rensselaer Police Department, and authorities stated additional information was discovered. For the convening of the grand jury on January 9th and 10th, Moore was brought back to Rensselaer from her Georgia residence, and after two days of testimony, the Grand Jury felt there was probable cause to charge her in the case. A warrant was issued and she was booked on the murder charge. The press release goes on to say she faces four additional felony charges: voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, battery and obstruction of justice.