An Oregon writer-actress who played a character in a film that eerily mimicked the real-life murder charges she’s facing has now been charged with possession of heroin in jail.
Aisling Tucker Moore-Reed, 30, was accused of shooting her uncle, Shane Reed, by the doorway of a Jackson County home in 2016. Moore-Reed claimed she acted in self-defense, but police later found cell phone footage of the shooting and upgraded the charges to murder, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
According to KTVL, Moore-Reed was also charged with supplying contraband. The new charges stem from a contraband search of Moore-Reed’s bunk and belongings on January 1.
Moore-Reed was initially charged with manslaughter in Shane Reed’s death, pleaded not guilty, and posted bond. While she was out on bail, she filmed “From the Dark,” a horror film from the Oregon indie producer Siskiyou Productions, playing Valerie Faust, who ultimately shoots and kills another character in a similar manner. The production company said it had no idea of the charges against her when it cast her in the film and that she used the name “Wynn Reed” to audition.
As production wrapped up in September 2018, police found the cell phone footage Moore-Reed herself had shot on the day of the shooting. Five days after the film wrapped, she was arrested and charged with murder, again pleading not guilty.
According to the Washington Post, the fatal real-life shooting occurred while the family disputed over an Oregon house that belonged to Shane Moore’s elderly mother. Shane Moore reportedly had a notary certify his mother’s signature on the house deed. The same day, Moore-Reed shot him.
Shane Moore allegedly assaulted the suspect in 2016, which subsequently resulted in Moore-Reed obtaining a restraining order against him. She alleged that the man violated the order when he walked into his mother’s home while Moore-Reed was there, as seen in the cell phone footage.
“He’s coming into the house, god*****it,” Moore-Reed said in the video. “You son of a b****. Get out of here.”
Shane Moore’s sister and Moore-Reed’s mother, Kelly Moore, who is a lawyer and author, was also in the home at the time.
Within minutes, Moore-Reed shot Moore in the chest as he stood inside the doorway. A neighbor attempted CPR on the victim while Kelly Moore called 911 and said her brother had been “threatening us for months.”
Afterward, while still holding her cellphone and recording, Moore-Reed began to cry.
“I didn’t mean to shoot him in the chest. Oh my God, if he survives, he’s going to kill us all………………He’s not dead? F**k!
Shane Moore, however, was indeed dead. He died at the scene, according to first responders. Kelly Moore said that her daughter acted in self-defense.
“My daughter didn’t do anything wrong,” Kelly Moore said. “I was there, and she did not do anything wrong.”
After reviewing the cellphone footage, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Greif disagreed. She ordered Moore-Reed to remain behind bars on murder charges.
Meanwhile, Siskiyou Productions, the team that created the horror film, posted an apology on Facebook for the film’s delay, which was initially scheduled to premiere on Halloween this year.
“Please, do forgive us. We are trying our best to make a release of this film happen, but we don’t want to hurt anyone in the process……We thank you for your patience and hope you enjoy all of the hard work we have done.”
Moore-Reed, who also writes under the pen name “Tucker Reed,” is scheduled to go on trial in May, KOBI said.
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[Feature Photo: Aisling Moore-Reed/Police Handout]