A man arrested on suspicion of killing his wife early Easter Sunday told police it was an accident — both times he stabbed her.
“We were wrestling playful,” Bobby Harris, 31, was quoted as saying in an arrest affidavit in which police allege that he killed his 44-year-old wife, Angela Moser. “This looks bad cuz I got her twice.”
According his arrest affidavit, Harris called police to his apartment on West Serendipity Circle about 4 a.m. Sunday and told the dispatcher that he had just stabbed his wife.
During the call, he told the dispatcher his name and said he had stabbed his wife twice, in the front and the back. When asked how it happened, he told the dispatcher that his wife was mad at him, but it wasn’t what he called a “DV,” or domestic violence situation. At the time of the stabbing, Harris was out of jail on bond for a January domestic violence case, court records show.
When police got to the apartment, Moser was dead on the couch and Harris was on top of her, trying to give CPR. She had a stab wound to her chest and there was a knife on the coffee table that appeared to have blood on it. Officers immediately arrested Harris on suspicion of first-degree murder and in the patrol car he said the two were being playful when he stabbed her. He recanted his story when interviewed later by police.
Harris and Moser lived with Moser’s daughter, Stephanie Moser, and her three children. They were staying at a friend’s house on the night of the stabbing.
On Sunday, Stephanie Moser said the pair had a whirlwind courtship and married quickly, in November, 2011, according to their marriage license. Stephanie Moser said she initially liked Harris but said he had a violent side. Her mom was trying to leave him, she said.
“Every time she would try to leave he would get mad,” Stephanie Moser said of her mom and Harris. “He’s been rough quite a few times in the last few months.”