Charges have been filed against a St. Louis, Mo., man arrested in connection with a triple murder last month at a Brooklyn Park day care, and the criminal complaint says the violence is not the first crime he committed against the family.
On Monday, Brooklyn Park police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Eddie Matthew Mosley, who has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder.
DeLois Brown, 59, and her parents -- 81-year-old Clover Bolden and 82-year-old James Bolden -- were found fatally shot inside their home on College Park Drive the morning of April 9.
All three victims were shot in the head, and five of the six shots were contact wounds. They were found by a mother who had dropped her daughter off just minutes before the shootings. That mother rushed back to the home when she saw a suspicious man on a bicycle -- a suspicious-enough sighting for her to call DeLois Brown, who said "stop" just before the line went dead.
"They're in their room," the woman told 911, after arriving at the house to find the three victims. "They're dead. Mrs. Brown – her dad and the mom. They're in the bed. There's blood all over them."
The child was not harmed during the shooting.
According to the criminal complaint, Mosley had been charged in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl who used to come to Brown's home every morning but had recently stopped. Police also say Mosley knew Brown and was even loosely related to those he is accused of targeting.
Officials say Mosley had called the girl's mother before the killings, and he also sent text messages telling her to "make it go away." She refused.
So, Eddie Mosley apparently tried to make it go away himself.
The charging documents say Mosley drove from St. Louis to Minnesota with a friend. When they got to Brooklyn Park, he told that friend to go buy coffee and cigarettes from a nearby convenience store and to meet him later with the car at the same location.
Mosley then set off on a bike to the College Park Drive home, where he allegedly committed the early morning murders. Investigators say they believe he intended to kill the teen he was accused of raping so that she could not testify against him.
Surveillance video from a nearby Wal-Mart shows the suspect riding a bicycle toward the home around 6 a.m. that morning. The video also shows Mosley's black Dodge Durango on County Road 81 moving toward the bicyclist after the shootings.
Mosley's friend told police that when they met up, Mosley put the bike in the back of the SUV, got in the driver's seat and wiped blood from his face, saying, "I f----- up."
Mosley is currently in jail on a separate, unrelated charge.
FOX 9 News spoke with James Bolden Jr., who said he is feeling some relief for the first time since he lost his sister and his parents.
"My family is gone and nothing is going to bring them back, but this person is off the streets. Hopefully, he'll stay off the streets," he said.
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