14-Year-Old Son Charged With Murdering His Pregnant Mother at Their Home
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with killing his pregnant mother.
Investigators believe the teen acted alone when he murdered his 33-year-old mom at her Texas home, said La Marque Police Chief Kirk Jackson. A neighbor said she was four months pregnant.
Her body was found on Saturday. Her son was found in Houston the following day, along with a car from the family's home. He was charged with a juvenile count of murder, cops said.
Police haven't released a possible motive. Details of the mom's death haven't been made public but an autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, Jackson said.
The mother has been identified as Nita Moseley, according to KHOU. "She did any and everything for her son," said a neighbor. "They got along great. Her son was a good student."
The teenager's father also defended him to local reporters, calling him "a good kid who was dealt a bad deck of cards."
The unidentified man told KPRC: "This is a story that will let people know that families need to stick together. When they don't, this is the kind of thing that takes place."
While a Child Protective Services spokeswoman declined to comment on the teen's history, court documents indicate the mom had a legal dispute over custody of a son, amid "a history or pattern of child neglect," according to the Houston Chronicle.
CPS had taken custody of the child at one point, though the documents couldn't be tied to the 14-year-old teen.
Police said they hadn't previously received any disturbance calls from the residence. "They had just moved to this house not too long ago. We don't have any prior history at that house," Jackson said.
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