Canada Edmonton man charged in death of seven-year-old girl
1 in custody after child killed following stabbing in southeast Edmonton
1 in custody after child killed following stabbing in southeast EdmontonEdmonton police said it was called to a home in the area of 25 Avenue NW and 43 Street NW around 8:45 p.m. in response to a stabbing incident.
An Edmonton man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of seven-year-old Bella Rose Desrosiers, court records show.
David Michael Moss, 34, was scheduled to make his first court appearance in Edmonton provincial court on Wednesday morning.
Police have not formally announced the charges. They say an autopsy was scheduled to be performed Wednesday.
Moss is an Edmonton tattoo artist. Sources have told CBC News he is married and has young children.
The victim's mother, Melissa Desrosiers, described Moss as a friend and said he was having a personal crisis on Monday.
Seven-year-old Edmonton girl stabbed to death in her own bed, mother says
Bella Rose Desrosiers played the piano and loved to sing. She was known in her neighbourhood as the girl who set up a fancy lemonade stand in the summers to raise money for the Stollery Children's Hospital. On Monday night, just after her mother tucked her in and kissed her good night, the seven year old was stabbed to death in her own bed. Melissa Desrosiers gave permission to CBC News to report on the events that led up to her daughter'sBella Rose Desrosiers played the piano and loved to sing.
She said she convinced him to get help and brought him into her home. She said she planned to take him to the hospital either Monday night or Tuesday.
Desrosiers said she was tucking her two daughters into bed on Monday when Moss allegedly lunged into the room armed with scissors.
The mother, a nurse, said she was unable to do anything to save Bella Rose.
She said she fled with her younger daughter, and last saw Moss sitting on her couch.
Police were called to her Mill Woods home at 8:45 p.m. after a reported stabbing.
Police say they took a man into custody at the scene and spent Tuesday conducting interviews.
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