A Buckingham County family is heartbroken and angry after the murder of a daughter, sister and friend. The Buckingham County Sheriff's Office says it was 18-year-old Alexis Rose's boyfriend who stabbed her to death. It all happened late Tuesday night in a grocery store parking lot. Now, her family is demanding justice.
On Tuesday around 11:15 p.m., police responded to reports of a female with multiple stab wounds outside the Farmer's Food grocery store in Dillwyn. First responders administered medical treatment and transported Rose to a nearby hospital, where she eventually died. Deputies say the man who stabbed Rose was later identified as her boyfriend, 20-year-old Christopher Moseley. Police say he fled the scene in a white car.
Moseley was later arrested and is being processed on a murder charge. The Buckingham County Sheriff's Office says Moseley is expected to be held without bond.
Mary Kidd and Susan Vernon are certified nursing assistants who work behind Farmer's Foods. They were on their way home when they noticed Rose yelling for help.
"This white car was speeding, and this lady, girl, came across the parking lot screaming, 'Help me I've been stabbed,' and she made it over to the end of the parking lot where she fell," said Vernon.
They could see she had been cut several times and waited with her until first responders came. Vernon even used her coat to comfort her. She says even though Rose was a stranger, it's emotional for her to think about it. She has a daughter the same age.
"There was nothing else I could do and it still hurts," said Vernon.
On Wednesday, the family had an opportunity to meet with Vernon to thank her personally for trying to save Alexis.
"I couldn't believe it, that her time would come so soon at the age of 18," said Sharon Epps, Rose's sister. "That was my baby sister, she looked up to me, any questions or anything she needed advice on, she asked me."
Meanwhile, Rose's family has a direct message for Moseley.
"He done put a lot of pain and suffering in this family. A lot. I hope he suffers like he has us suffering. I hope he gets time and pays for this," said Epps.
Buckingham Sheriff's Office Press Release
On April 30, 2013 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 the Farmer's Food grocery store parking lot in Dillwyn, Virginia. 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.
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. The Buckingham County Rescue 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.
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).
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. The investigation is on-going and further details will be forthcoming.
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