Boy, 14, Charged With Murdering Pregnant Mom

Neighbor found her body on kitchen floor
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 28, 2015 6:40 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Investigators say a 14-year-old Houston-area boy has been charged in the death of his pregnant mother at their home. La Marque police say the boy was being held Monday on a juvenile first-degree murder charge. A neighbor discovered 33-year-old Nita Moseley's body on her kitchen floor Saturday, after having not heard from her for almost five days: "Saturday morning, when I drive by and I saw the [front] door open, that's when I figured something was wrong," he tells Click2Houston. "I thought maybe someone had broken in the house or something, and that's when I found the unfortunate event that happened." La Marque police searched for the woman's son, amid concerns he might be a victim. A vehicle was missing; police located the boy and the car Sunday night in Houston.

Police haven't said how the woman died or how far along she was with her pregnancy, though the neighbor says she was four months along. Autopsy results are pending; police say her body had been in the house for several days. Investigators have not released a possible motive for the slaying. "She was pretty happy-go-lucky. Didn't have a lot of drama in her life," the neighbor says. As for her son, "Apparently he got really good grades. Smart kid, wanted to play football."

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