Son, 14, charged with murder after his pregnant mother found dead in La Marque

Body of Nita Moseley, 33, found on kitchen floor

By Anoushah Rasta - Anchor/Reporter

LA MARQUE, Texas - A 14-year-old boy is facing a murder charge after police in La Marque discovered his pregnant mother dead inside her home on Saturday.

The home is on the 2800 block of Fannin.

"My family is grieving, they are hurt. They all feel just lost without her," said Betty Simons, the victim's sister. "There's nothing bad to say about her. She was beautiful, and smart, and so easy to love."

A neighbor told KPRC 2 that he went to check on Nita Moseley, 33, and her teenage son on Saturday morning because he said he hadn't heard from them in several days.

"Saturday morning, when I drove by and I saw the door open, that's when I figured something was wrong," the man said. "I thought maybe someone had broken in the house or something, and that's when I found the unfortunate event that happened."

The neighbor said he discovered Nita Moseley's body on the kitchen floor.

Her body had been inside the house for several days, according to police.

Police reported Moseley's son missing. They reported a car that was missing from the house as stolen.

Investigators said they found both the teen and the car Sunday evening in Houston. According to police, the teen was cooperative during the interrogation.

He was charged with first-degree murder. It is believed that he acted alone, police said.

"I just want everybody to know that she (Moseley) was beautiful and that she loved, loved her son more than anything in the world. People need to know that. No matter what they're hearing, she loved him," Simons said.

La Marque police said an autopsy for Nita Moseley will be performed Tuesday.

In a phone interview with KPRC 2, the teen's father, who did not want his name to be revealed said, "My 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. When they don't, this is the kind of thing that takes place."

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