Malden Man Charged with Murdering Wife Indicted

William Bryant Moseley, 45, faces a charge of murder in the first degree after an alleged domestic violence incident last month.

A Malden man has been indicted in connection to the murder of his wife during an alleged domestic violence incident last month. 

William Bryant Moseley, 45, of Malden, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury on a charge of murder in the first degree.  

“This appears to be another tragic domestic violence homicide, where we allege the defendant strangled the victim to death,” District Attorney Leone said. “Strangulation is an extremely personalized, violent and horrific act of power and control often exhibited by abusers of domestic violence.  We will continue to work with our community partners to raise awareness around the issue of strangulation, as we know that strangulation is a high-risk indicator for lethality.” 

According to authorities, Malden Police received a 911 call from Moseley at approximately 5:15 a.m. on August 10 reporting a death at 33 Francis Street in Malden. He then reportedly told authorities he had killed his wife.  

Responding officers located Cecelia Yakubu, 58, "obviously deceased." The victim’s boyfriend, the defendant, was at the scene and was subsequently arrested for allegedly strangling the victim to death. 

His arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. on October 4 in Middlesex Superior Court.

david mokal September 27, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Mike I hang out at the "Space Bar" great food and drinks.
Mary J. Panessiti September 27, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Every city has it's problems. Maybe parts of Malden are really bad - I have heard that - but to be clear - where this murder took place - is, in fact, a fairly nice neighborhood - I live in front of the house where the murder took place and actually knew the people to say "Hello" to - you would never have guessed this was going on. It was a horrible crime that could have happened anywhere.
Steve September 27, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Thanks David will do. Yes Mary it could have happened anywhere just like the dead girl in the trunk of the car in Malden center a couple of years back.But it didn't it happened here and it keeps happening here! Over and over again that's the problem!
Frank Mulligan September 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Malden anything can happen, It does'nt matter were you LIVE.This is LIFE We will get through it.
Frampton September 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM
This poor woman this is the first I heard of this.


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