Family of murdered Henrico mother talks about her death

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - There's new information about how Angela Moore and her boyfriend, Tracy O'Neal Scott, were killed. According to the Richmond Medical Examiner's Office, both victims were shot in the head.

Relatives Angela Moore spoke for the first time since her body was found. Moore's daughter, 17 year old Keyarna Lee, and Moore's aunt, Gail Person, shared some memories. Keyarna says it's up to her now to watch over her little brother.

A strong and resilient Keyarna Lee talked candidly about life without her mother.

"I feel passion for her. She's in my heart permanently and when I tell somebody I love them, I do, and when she was missing and I was like, wow I didn't know I loved her as so," said Keyarna.

She says her mom was the kind of person that would give a person the shoes off her feet. Person says her niece was a beautiful woman with a great sense of humor.

"The way she loved to laugh cracked jokes; the life of the party," said Person.

Moore's laugh was silenced by gunfire. The medical examiner's office says both Moore and her boyfriend died of a gunshot wound to the head. Their bodies found inside Scott's car parked at the Kingly Ones Apartments in south Richmond.

17 days earlier, police say the couple was at nearby Club Illuzion. Person says Moore's last text message was to a friend about Scott arguing with another woman.

Scott had a history of violence with Moore and according to the Virginia Department of Corrections, a man by the same name with the same date of birth served time for a 1987 murder in Richmond and was released in 2006. Person says Moore had been dating Scott for the last three years.

"Whoever did this took a beautiful person from a lot of people that loved her, and it's not fair to us, you know, for whatever reason," said Person.

Keyarna says while she wants to know who killed her mother, her number one priority is her 12 year old brother Jordan, a sixth grader at Fairfield Middle School.

"He doesn't cry. He doesn't allow anyone to see him cry. He just wants his mom back," said Keyarna.

Keyarna and her brother Jordan are staying with Angela Moore's aunt. A vigil is planned for this Saturday at the spot where police recovered the bodies.

The group Citizens Against Crime is organizing the vigil set for 2 p.m. at the Kingly Ones Apartments on Hopkins Road. You're asked to bring along a candle.

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