Girl, 7, stabbed to death ‘by mother’s boyfriend hours after taking a picture of him to cheer him up’
A young child was stabbed to death in her own bed by her mother’s distraught friend after the mother said that her child had taken a picture of the man to cheer him up.
Bella Rose Desrosiers, 7, of Edmonton, Canada, was stabbed to death Monday night, her mother Melissa says as police charged her boyfriend, tattoo artist David Michael Moss, 34, with first-degree murder for the alleged fatal stab.
Melissa claims that Moss had a personal crisis when he visited her house and had her daughter draw the picture of him.
The mother says she had just put Bella Rose in bed when Moss reportedly entered her room and started stabbing the child in front of the mother and a younger sister.
Bella Rose Desrosiers, 7, from Edmonton, Canada, was stabbed to death Monday night, her mother Melissa says as police charged her boyfriend for the murder
Bella Rose is pictured with her mother Melissa from an image on Facebook. Police have charged the mother’s boyfriend, tattoo artist David Michael Moss, 34, with first-degree murder for the alleged fatal stabbing of the child
David Michael Moss, 34, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of seven-year-old Bella Rose Desroisers. He appears in two images side by side and shows off his tattoos in one of the photos (left) posted on Instagram
Bella Rose’s death also comes after her father committed suicide last summer, the mother says CBC reports.
Melissa says that her husband Ben died on July 16, 2019. The couple had been married for nine years.
The heartbroken mother spoke publicly of the loss of Bella Rose, who, like her father, had a tremendously kind hero who really enjoyed life and strived to do everything she could to make others feel better. ‘
“Her soul was beautiful, true and unique,” Melissa said of Bella Rose, Global News reports.
The mother adds that the child was known for setting up a lemonade stand outside her home to raise money for Stollery Children’s Hospital.
“She will always be remembered as the lemonade stand girl,” says Mellissa.
Bella Rose was known for setting up a lemonade stand (photo) to raise money for Stollery Children’s Hospital. “She will always be remembered as the lemonade standard girl,” says the child’s mother
The mom tells the CBC that she planned to take Moss to a hospital right after she put Bella Rose and her sister Lily, 4, in bed Monday night.
Melissa says she just said good night to the girls when her friend burst into their bedroom with scissors.
That’s when Moss is said to have stabbed Bella Rose. The mother said there was nothing she could do to save her child and that she ran out of the room with Lily.
The last time the mother saw Moss, he sat on her couch, she remembers.
Police say they were called to the house at 25 Avenue and 43 Street around 8:45 PM. Monday after notification of a stabbing.
Moss was taken into custody when the police arrived, police said. He was only named as a suspect when an autopsy confirmed the cause of death. Sources tell the CBC that Moss is married and has four children.
Bella Rose, who “like her father had a very kind heart that really enjoyed life and did everything she could to make others feel better,” says her mother Melissa. The child is depicted from an image on Facebook
It was reported that Moss stabbed the child in front of her mother. The mother tried to intervene and try to perform CPR until the ambulance arrived, “police said in a news release on Wednesday.
“The girl was reported dead on the spot.”
Moss has no previous criminal convictions. He is scheduled to go to trial in Friday to face the charges he has filed against him on Friday.
Bella Rose is pictured with her mother Melissa from an image on Facebook