An Oregon woman was recently charged with her uncle’s murder after cellphone video reportedly caught her disappointment that her uncle was alive minutes after she shot him.
Last week, a Jackson County judge ordered Aisling Moore-Reed, 29, be held without bail in connection with the July 2016 murder of her uncle, Shane P. Moore, 63. Though the shooting wasn’t filmed, Moore-Reed recorded herself uttering an expletive moments after someone informs her that Moore isn’t dead, according to The Oregonian.
The outlet reported that Moore, who wrote stories for Cosmopolitan magazine and reported for Grants Pass Daily Courier, was arrested in January 2016 on suspicion of assaulting his writer niece, who later got a restraining order against him.
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Relatives who spoke with the Mail Tribune characterized Moore as a violent drug addict; Reed-Moore’s mother testified that her brother had consistently made death threats in the 10 months leading up to the shooting.
During Moore-Reed’s bail hearing, a court heard a 911 call reportedly placed by Moore sometime before the shooting, when he told the dispatcher that a notary was expected to come to home he shared with his mother. Upon his arrival, Moore said he realized Moore-Reed and her mother were at his home—noting that Moore-Reed had fired a gun for an unknown reason.
According to the Mail Tribune, Moore-Reed started filming after her uncle attempted to have her grandmother sign over the property with a notary present. Minutes later, Moore-Reed pans the camera to some windows, where Moore is seen pacing outside before apparently walking into the home.
“He’s coming into the house goddammit,” Moore-Reed is heard screaming. “Get out!”
Gunfire erupts seconds later, proceeded by Moore writhing in pain and his niece screaming about how “violent and dangerous” he is and how he’s not supposed to be near her.
Moore-Reed alleges in the video, “He threatened my life.”
Moore-Reed is also heard saying that she didn’t mean to shoot him in the chest and intended to fire a warning shot near his ear. However, minutes later, Moore-Reed’s mother says Moore is alive but bleeding, prompting her to utter an expletive.
“He’s not dead? F**k!”
The Oregonian noted that police obtained the footage last year, as they didn’t have access to the passcode for Moore-Reed’s iPhone. They reportedly returned the device to her, unaware that it contained the incriminating video. She was re-arrested for her uncle’s shooting death in September.
“That kind of nailed down the evidence for me,” Jackson County Circuit Judge Lisa Greif commented, referring to the expletive Moore-Reed recorded herself saying.
In addition to murder, Moore-Reed is facing first- and second-degree manslaughter charges. Her trial is scheduled for May 13.
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