Nita Moseley, a 33-year-old pregnant La Marque, Texas woman was found dead on a Saturday in her home. Now, her 14-year-old son is being charged with her murder. A neighbor said Moseley did everything for her son, and they reportedly got along great, according to KHOU out of Houston, Texas on Monday.
Neighbors apparently hadn’t seen Moseley for about five days, leading up to the discovery of her dead body on September 19. One neighbor noticed the front door of Moseley’s home open and walked in to check on her. He told police that he thought someone may have broken into the house, found Moseley dead on her kitchen floor and called 911.
Moseley’s teenage son and a borrowed 2014 Nissan Maxima were also missing. After searching for over a week, police found the juvenile unharmed in Houston, Texas where he was arrested and taken back to the La Marque Police Department, about 50 miles south of Houston. The boy’s father said he was a “good kid” and a “smart kid,” but Nita Moseley had several past dealings with Child Protective Services regarding other children who didn’t live with her.
Police believe the La Marque high school student acted alone in killing his mother and charged him with first-degree murder on Monday. Betty Simons, Moseley’s sister, is saddened that both family members are lost, saying “It’s hard, because we didn’t know we would lose her, and we are losing him, and we don’t know why. We don’t understand it.” An exact cause of death is yet to be released pending an autopsy on Tuesday.
The teenager reportedly had posted several photos of himself with his mother on his social media accounts. Neighbors say Moseley was a very nice lady and the two appeared to have a good mother-son relationship. Moseley and her son had moved into the La Marque home in the 2800 block of Fannin Street only a month ago. The neighbor who called 911 said Moseley and her son didn’t have a lot of drama in their life and the teen got good grades and wanted to play football.
Geornesha Lundy, another neighbor, told police that Moseley often worked late into the evening. ABC News, also out of Houston, reported that sources close to the family said Moseley used to work as an exotic dancer and traveled around the country. Neighbors also told news media that Nita Moseley was four months pregnant and always seemed “happy-go-lucky.” The teen suspect remains in custody at a juvenile detention center in Galveston.