Murder Suspect

Published 4:41 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

BUCKINGHAM – According to a May 1 press release issued by the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office, on April 30, at 11:15 p.m., the Buckingham County Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from a citizen reporting a female victim with multiple stab wounds at a grocery store parking lot in Dillwyn.

“Deputies responded to the scene and found Alexis Artice Rose (age 18) lying in the parking lot with what appeared to be several knife wounds,” reported the release. “The victim's vehicle was found across the parking lot, on the opposing side, and it was taken into custody by Sheriff's Office personnel as evidence.”

Continuing, the release stated, “The Buckingham County Rescue

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Squad responded to the scene and administered emergency medical treatment and transported Alexis to an area hospital. Alexis underwent emergency surgery; however, she succumbed to her injuries at 4:04 a.m. officially making this a homicide investigation.”

The release noted that due to the severity of this crime, the Virginia State Police was asked to assist in the investigation by providing specialized equipment in evidence recovery.

“A preliminary investigation identified a boyfriend of Alexis, Christopher Jerel Moseley, as a suspect in this case. Commonwealth Attorney, E.M. Wright was consulted and authorized the issuance of a felony warrant against Mr. Moseley for violating Virginia Code 18.2-32 (Murder in the First Degree),” cited the release.

“Shortly after the issuance of the warrant, the Sheriff's Office was successful at apprehending Mr. Moseley with help of another law enforcement agency outside of Buckingham County. Mr. Moseley is currently being processed on the murder charge and is expected to be held without bond,” reported the release.

According to the release, the investigation is on going and further details will be forthcoming.

In the release, Sheriff Kidd thanked all those who participated in the investigation, which allowed for a quick apprehension of the suspect.

Kidd stated, “The dedication and professionalism exhibited by all reflects my commitment to the citizens of Buckingham in providing the best possible public safety.” He shared, “It is a sad day for us all and my thoughts and prayers go out to the Rose family.”