La Marque teen certified as adult in slaying of pregnant mom

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

LA MARQUE, TX (KTRK) -- A judge has certified a 15-year-old Texas boy to stand trial as an adult in the fatal stabbing and strangling of his mother at their Houston-area home.

Chance Michael Moseley of La Marque was indicted Aug. 18 on a capital murder charge. Investigators have not indicated a motive in the September death of 33-year-old Nita Moseley.

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La Marque police said Nita Moseley, who was about five months pregnant, was stabbed more than 20 times. Chance Moseley was later located in Houston and charged as a juvenile.

Prosecutor Kevin Petroff says a juvenile court judge last week certified Moseley as an adult. If convicted, he won't face the death penalty because Texas law bars execution for people younger than 17.

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Our sources tell Eyewitness News that Moseley has had a number of dealings with CPS, involving more than one child. Her other children did not live with her.

On Facebook and Instagram, the teen posted many photos of mother and son. They appeared to have a close relationship.