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.