ANAHEIM, Calif. – A man holding a baby yelled at officers. He implored them to shoot him. The distraught suspect admitted stabbing his girlfriend to death, according to Anaheim police public information officer, Sgt. Daron Wyatt.
Anaheim Police Department homicide detectives arrested the 27-year-old man for fatally stabbing his girlfriend Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of E. Wilken Way. Frank Moseley (pictured), a resident of Anaheim was booked late Thursday night for one count of first-degree murder. He is being held at the Anaheim Detention Facility on $1,000,000 bail.
Moseley is accused of killing 25-year-old Janessa Smith inside the couple’s apartment, said Sgt. Wyatt.
Baby in Tow
Police first became aware of the incident around 1:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Moseley drove his vehicle in front of an Anaheim patrol officer who was driving south on Wilshire St. near Lincoln Ave.
To the officer’s surprise, Moseley exited his vehicle with a young baby girl in his arms. Her age is about six to eight months old. The suspect began yelling at the officer to shoot him. Astonishingly, Moseley then told the officer he had killed his wife at the apartment on Wilken Way, said Sgt. Wyatt.
The unnamed officer that encountered Moseley used incredible restraint in dealing with the situation, said Wyatt. He was able to convince Moseley to put the baby down while he peacefully took him into custody.
In the meantime, additional officers responded to Wilken Way. A 911 call was received indicating unknown persons were performing CPR on a female who was down inside the apartment. When police and fire personnel arrived, they found Smith deceased. She was the victim of an apparent stabbing.
Authorities determined the baby belongs to be the couple. The baby was unharmed and is in protective custody at Orangewood Children’s Home. The motive for the killing is under investigation.
(Photo source Anaheim Police Department)