BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - A St. Louis man was charged Monday in the triple murder of a Brooklyn Park daycare provider and her elderly parents.
A criminal complaint filed against 34-year-old Eddie Matthew Mosely lists three separate counts of second degree murder in connection with the deaths of DeLois Brown and her parents James and Clover Bolden in early April.
All three were fatally shot.
Prosecutors say that the murders appear to be motivated by a sexual assault charge filed against Mosely involving the juvenile daughter of a woman who is a relative to DeLois Brown. After being charged by summons Mosely allegedly told the woman she needed to "make it go away," but she refused.
Investigators allege that Mosely knew his victim had been dropped off for daycare at Brown's home, but apparently was not aware that the child was no longer going there. They say he convinced a friend to drive with him in Mosely's black Dodge Durango with a bicycle in the back.
That man told authorities that when they reached Minnesota, Mosely stopped the truck, took the bike out, and told him to go buy coffee and cigarettes and come back. When he did, Mosely was waiting for him, his face covered in blood.
The witness says Mosely told him "I f---ed up."
Eddie Mosley was arrested on the sexual assault charge four days after the murders and has been held in the Wright County Jail. He will be extradited to Hennepin County.
The three victims were found dead in Brown's College Park Drive home early April 9 by a woman dropping her child off at Visions and Butterflies daycare. Witnesses described seeing a man riding away from the scene on a BMX bike.
Family members issued repeated pleas for anyone who knew anything about the killings to help bring the person responsible to justice.
Brown had just moved her parents up from their home in Missouri to Minnesota because their health was failing.
"While this is the next step in this process, our hearts still go out to the family," Brooklyn Park Police Chief Michael Davis said.
James Bolden Jr., DeLois' brother and son of the Boldens, tells KARE 11 these charges are not closure for his family but did say "knowing makes a difference." He also said he has never heard of Mosley.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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