Man charged in homicide of seven-year-old girl in southeast Edmonton

May 20 2020, 2:59 pm

A man has been charged in relation to the death of a seven-year-old girl, who was the victim of a stabbing earlier this week.

EPS reported on Tuesday that the homicide unit was investigating the “suspicious death” of a young girl in southeast Edmonton.

According to Edmonton Police Service, David Moss, 34, has been charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of Bella Rose Desrosiers.

“Edmonton’s Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on Wednesday confirming the cause of death as sharp force injury,” said a release from EPS.

The identity of the victim has been shared with permission from the child’s mother.

According to police, on the evening of Monday, May 18, Moss was visiting with the mother of the victim at their home located at 43 Street and 25 Avenue.

“It was reported that Moss stabbed the child in front of her mother. The mother tried to intervene and attempted CPR until paramedics arrived on scene, after calling 911,” said the release. “The girl was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

When officers responded to the home, they arrested Moss without incident.