Triple-slaying suspect appears in court

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 18, 2012 - 8:01 PM

Man charged with killing 3 at Brooklyn Park day care has hearing set for June 19.

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Outside Hennepin County jail, James Bolden Jr. hugged family friend Norma McLoyd with Bolden’s wife, Debbie, in background, prior to the first court appearance of accused triple murderer Eddie Mosley.

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With the victims' family members gazing at him in the courtroom, the accused killer of a Brooklyn Park home day-care provider and her elderly parents was ordered Friday to return to court for a pretrial hearing on June 19. Bail remains at $6 million.

Eddie Matthew Mosley, 34, was charged earlier this week with three counts of second-degree murder for the April 9 killings of DeLois Brown, 59, and her parents, James Bolden Sr., 83, and Clover Bolden, 81. He could serve up to 40 years if convicted of any of the charges.

Standing behind a glass partition and wearing prison orange, Mosley was in full view of James Bolden Jr., his wife, Debbie, and son Robert. Mosley was not asked to enter a plea and the Boldens declined to comment after the five-minute hearing.

"I'm angry," James Bolden said before entering the courtroom. "I'm very upset that this could happen."

According to court records, Mosley drove from St. Louis to Brooklyn Park with the intention of killing a 15-year-old relative he had been accused of raping last fall in Wright County. The girl wasn't at Brown's home. Instead, the charges allege, Mosley killed Brown and her parents with execution-style shots to the head.

Mosley had recently received a summons charging him with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota. When he learned of the charges, Mosley told the girl's mother, his half-sister, that she needed to "make it go away." She refused, according to the court complaint.

The half-sister said she received a number of text messages and phone calls from Mosley between April 4 and 6. He left St. Louis for Minnesota on April 8. The shootings took place early the next morning. Four days later, Mosley was arrested in St. Louis on the sexual-assault charges. He was brought to the Wright County jail April 28.

Paul Levy • 612-673-4419

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