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.

Steve September 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Malden"The greatest place to raise your kids"!More traffic than NewYork city,more vandalism than Detroit,More gangs than LA,More prostitutes than Las Vegas,Plus city hall has more Bullsh*t than a Texas rodeo!Murder at your doorstep!As an added bonus a liqour store at every corner!
Diana September 27, 2012 at 11:40 AM
More hysteria and hyperbole than a city council meeting about pit bulls!
Steve September 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Dobermans r better than pitbulls!
Diana September 27, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Glad to see you got that spacebar fixed.
Steve September 27, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Don't focus on my spacebar focus on ur city that's what needs fixin by citizens like u that think murder,robbery etc.are hysteria and hyperbole talk to the victims and take off ur blinders! Your welcome for the advice.
Steve September 27, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I forgive u all for ur ignorance fact is Malden is going down in flames.The only unintelligent thing is people who refuse to see that.The crime etc.gets my point across all by itself.Goodluck to those who chose to stay wish u the best.
david mokal September 27, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Wait till they have to let out 60,000 inmates for the botched crap at the testing lab. They will all be on their way here. Murderers,Rapistist,Robbers,Car thieves. Why? cause MALDEN HAS BECOME A MAGNET for this sort of thing.Fasten Your Seatbelts Everyone they are comming to a street near you!
david mokal September 27, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Diana ,Me stooopid what a space bar? Is that a new bar in town?
david mokal September 27, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Steve dont worry about it we told everything is under control.Just keep a sledgeomatic behind the door,If its not pizza delivery hit them right in the snot box.
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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