A 14-year-old Texas boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his pregnant mother.
According to police in La Marque, a small city located roughly 50 miles south of Houston, officers were dispatched to a home in the 2800 block of Fannin Street on Saturday morning, after a neighbor reported finding the body of 33-year-old Nita Moseley.
"I drove by and I saw the door open. That's when I figured something was wrong," the neighbor told Click2Houston. "I thought maybe someone had broken in the house or something, and that's when I found the unfortunate event that happened."
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Moseley's body lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor of her home. It was apparent she had been dead "for some time," La Marque police said in a Saturday press release.
The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office has yet to release a cause of death for Moseley.
Authorities were initially unable to locate Moseley's son or her black 2014 Nissan Maxima, prompting them to alert local media and outside law enforcement agencies. "It is unknown at this time if the juvenile is involved in this case as a person of interest or a victim," police said on Saturday.
Their search came to an end Sunday evening, when authorities in Houston located Moseley's son and her vehicle. The teen was transported back to La Marque and questioned by detectives on Monday. It was after police questioned the teen that the first-degree murder charge was filed against him.
Police have not offered a possible motive for the slaying.
The Huffington Post's calls to La Marque police for comment were not returned Tuesday. In a Monday evening press release, authorities said only that the teen was "cooperative in the investigation" and likely acted alone.
Authorities on Monday also revealed that Moseley was four months' pregnant at the time of her death.
"I'm just lost without her," her younger sister, Betty Simons, told local station ABC13. "I'm angry that somebody would do this to her. She didn't deserve this."
The boy's father told Click2Houston that his son is a "good kid who was dealt a bad deck of cards."
"This is a story that will let people know that families need to stick together," he said. "When they don't, this is the kind of thing that takes place."
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