Man Tells Anaheim Police He Killed His Wife and They Believe Him

Frank Moseley
Frank Moseley
Anaheim Police Department

UPDATE, JAN. 20, 3:20 P.M.: The Anaheim Police Department has identified the victim and alleged killer in Thursday afternoon's slaying on East Wilken Way.

Frank Moseley, 27, has been booked on first degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his 25-year-old wife, Janessa Smith, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Wyatt says Moseley had his 6- to 8-month-old girl in his arms when he allegedly yelled at officers that he killed his wife and wanted the cops to kill him. "The officer involved used incredible restraint in dealing with the situation and was able to convince Moseley to put the baby down and take Moseley into custody," Wyatt says.  The baby, who was not harmed physically, is now in protective custody at Orangewood Children’s Home. The investigation continues and anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.TIP.OCCS.

ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 20, 6:13 A.M.: A man with a baby in his car drove up to an Anaheim Police officer Thursday afternoon, got out of the vehicle very agitated and allegedly said "he had killed his wife" and that he wanted cops "to take his life," according to authorities.

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Held at gunpoint on Wilshire Avenue, north of Lincoln Avenue, around 1:40 p.m., the unidentified fellow directed officers to an apartment on East Wilken Way, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Officers there found someone performing CPR on a woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, said Wyatt, who added the victim had suffered unspecified traumatic injuries.

The man was taken into custody, and the baby, who was not injured, is now safe.


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