Chance Moseley was fifteen years old when he murdered his pregnant mother in Texas. According to prosecutors Chance Moseley would stab his mother over fifty times before strangling her with a electrical cord. The teen killer would be arrested and convicted of capital murder. Due to his age at the time of the murder Chance Moseley was sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole after forty years
Chance Moseley 2023 Information
SID Number: 50779593
TDCJ Number: 02309841
Name: MOSELEY,CHANCE MICHAEL
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: HOLLIDAY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2055-09-26
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A teenager who killed his pregnant mother was found guilty of capital murder by a Galveston County jury Tuesday, according to the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
Chance Michael Moseley was convicted of stabbing his mother, Nita Marie Moseley, 57 times, and strangling her with an electrical cord in September 2015. His mother was 17 weeks pregnant at the time and her unborn child also died. Chance Moseley was nearly 15 years old at the time of the incident.
Moseley, who testified in his own defense, admitted to stabbing his mother 57 times and claimed he then strangled her with the electrical cord “to put her out of her misery,” according to the district attorney’s office.
Investigators said after he killed his mother, Chance Moseley showered to remove his mother’s blood, then drove to meet friends and smoke marijuana. He then drove to another friend’s house in Seguin before driving to Houston.
Chance Moseley also admitted to taking his mother’s cell phone and removing the SIM card, which prevented him from being tracked, investigators said.
Officials arrested Moseley in Houston after his mother’s body was discovered in a home in La Marque, Texas.
His attorneys argued that he did not intend to kill the unborn child as all of Nita Moseley’s stab wounds were elsewhere on her body except for her abdomen, according to a Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. They also claimed that Nita Moseley planned to abort the child.
In 2016, a juvenile court concluded that the seriousness of the offense, Moseley’s background, and the welfare of the community required that Moseley be tried as an adult.
Chance Moseley was indicted for capital murder for two reasons: he murdered more than one person — his mother and her unborn child — in the same criminal transaction and he murdered a child younger than 10 years of age, the unborn child, per the district attorney’s office.
Since Moseley was younger than 18 when he murdered his mother and the unborn child, he is not eligible for life without parole, according to the district attorney’s office. The law requires that he be considered for parole after actually serving 40 years.
Chance Moseley Other News
A teenager who killed his pregnant mother has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of capital murder in Galveston County.
Chance Michael Moseley was almost 15 years old in September 2015 when he stabbed his mom, Nita Marie Moseley, 57 times and strangled her with an electrical cord to “put her out of her misery.”
The mom was 17 weeks pregnant at the time and lost her child.
The verdict came down on Tuesday after the jury deliberated for nearly six hours. Chance, who is now 19 years old, testified in his own defense and admitted to stabbing his mom.
He admitted taking his mother’s cell phone and removing the SIM card, which prevented him from being tracked.
His attorneys argued that Chance did not intend to kill his mother’s unborn child and pointed out that the mother’s stab wounds were everywhere on her body except for her abdomen.
As a child under 17, Chance was originally accused of the offense in juvenile court. The Juvenile Court conducted a four-day hearing in 2016 to decide whether he should be tried as an adult.
The juvenile court found that Moseley had the “sophistication and maturity” to understand his juvenile proceedings and was sufficiently sophisticated to assist his attorney in his own defense.