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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Witness: Minn. man, Mosley, accused of killing 3 seemed desperate

  • A conviction on any count would send him to prison for life without parole.
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  •  A witness in the trial of a Missouri man charged with killing three people at a Minnesota home said he seemed "desperate" to silence a teenager who had accused him of rape.
    Eddie Mosley, 35, is on trial for the April 9, 2012, deaths of 59-year-old DeLois Brown and Brown's elderly parents, 83-year-old James Bolden Sr. and 81-year-old Clover Bolden. All three were slain in Brown's Brooklyn Park home, where she ran a day care.
    Mosley, of St. Louis, faces nine counts of first-degree murder, three for each victim. A conviction on any count would send him to prison for life without parole.
    Last April, Mosley was subpoenaed to appear in a Minnesota court on charges he sexually assaulted a girl in 2011 who was 14 years old. According to court testimony, Mosley called the girl's mother multiple times after he was subpoenaed.
    Mosley's half-sister, Sheila Harris, testified Friday that she listened in on a call between Mosley and the girl's mother.
    Harris said: "For lack of a better word, he sounded kind of desperate."
    Officer Juel Lund testified that Mosley called the girl's mother 26 times over a two-hour span and texted her 13 times.
    Prosecutors say that days later, Mosley drove to Brown's Brooklyn Park home to silence the girl, but she wasn't there.
    Mosley's attorney, Travis Keil, has said Mosley had no motive to kill the victims and that cellphone records show he wasn't in the area at the time.
    Mosley chose to have a trial before a judge, instead of a jury. The trial resumes Monday.

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