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Father who ‘stabbed girlfriend more than 100 times and dumped toddler son’s body in a lake where he was found in alligator’s mouth is seen in a wheelchair with both hands bandaged in booking video

In a video from his arrest, a father suspected of stabbing his fiancée more than 100 times and plunging his kid into an alligator-infested lake can be seen being carried in a wheelchair with his hands badly bandaged.

When his son Taylen, 2, was found in an alligator’s jaws not far from St. Petersburg, Florida, Thomas Mosley, 21, was arrested on two charges of first-degree murder. Pashun Jeffrey, Mosley’s girlfriend, was discovered dead in her residence on Thursday with more than 100 knife wounds.

After a “very violent” incident, her corpse was discovered in the bathroom. An affidavit states that a cleaning bottle that was “deliberately put beneath a bed” had a bloody fingerprint on it. According to reports, a bloody shoe print with the ‘Gucci logo was discovered on the toilet floor.

Later that evening, an alligator was shot by a law enforcement officer so that Taylen’s corpse, which had been discovered within its jaws, could be removed. Anthony Holloway, the chief of police in St. Petersburg, said: “We regret that this is how it had to finish.”

Once he drove himself to the hospital for injuries to his arms, the accused was detained. His injuries are “consistent with injuries caused by sliding during a knife assault,” according to the authorities.

With “serious lacerations to both of his wrists and arms consistent with injuries produced by slippage during a knife assault,” Mosley showed up at his mother’s home on March 29 at approximately 9 p.m. Authorities claim that Mosley took his kid into the lake after leaving Lake Maggiore on his way to his mother’s home.

The last time anybody saw Taylen and Jeffrey was at 5:30 PM on March 29. The next day, when they were unable to get in touch with her, Jeffrey’s family phoned for a welfare check.

When a disturbance was heard on March 29 around 8.30 p.m., police were not contacted. The suspect spent the late afternoon at Jeffrey’s house where they were having her relatives around to celebrate his birthday.

While Mosley was being taken into custody by the police, he was spotted in a wheelchair, with what seemed to be zip ties holding his bandaged wrists together.

“Due to the extremely serious allegations surrounding these tragic losses, our investigation is currently focused on gathering information about the facts and circumstances of the case, as well as our client’s mental state,” a spokesperson for Sixth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Sara Mollo said in a statement.

Since then, a GoFundMe has been created in their memory, and thus far, it has amassed $37,790 (£30,259). Taylen was described as a “lovely and joyful” little kid on the website created on behalf of the family.

“Taylen was a nice and cheerful child who adored his mother,” it said. She would Facetime Pashun during his lunch breaks to make the most of her time with him.

Taylen would pretend to call his mother on anyone’s phone throughout the day. It was a delight to watch them together and to see their love for one another. We shall never forget their affection for us and keep them in our thoughts.

Paul joined the Manchester Evening News in 2004 and Tosbos in 2022. A senior reporter, he's experienced in crime and court reporting - and also holds the defense portfolio.


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