A mother of three who police say was stabbed to death by her husband early Easter Sunday had been trying to get out of the marriage for months, her daughter said.
Stephanie Moser said her mom, 44-year-old Angela Moser was aware of her husband’s violent temper but stayed in the marriage with 31-year-old Bobby Harris.
“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.”
About 4 a.m. Sunday, police went to Angela Moser’s apartment at 2602 W. Serendipity Circle in response to a 911-hangup call.
Inside the northeastern Colorado Springs apartment, officers found Moser unresponsive with multiple stab wounds. She soon died from her injuries and police arrested Harris on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Police didn’t say what led up to the killing.
Neighbors expressed shock, but said they didn’t know Moser and Harris apart from greetings in the hallway. Residents of the quiet complex keep to themselves, neighbors said.
Her death was the 8th homicide for Colorado Springs in 2012. There had been six in the city by the same time in 2011.
Harris was held without bail at the El Paso County jail Sunday.
Moser and Harris were newlyweds — married since Nov. 7, 2011, according to their marriage license.
In January, Harris was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was out of jail on a $3,000 bond, according to court records.
His case was still maneuvering through the court system at the time of the stabbing.
Harris has faced several charges of driving with a suspended license and he pleaded guilty to an impaired driving charge in February.
Stephanie Moser said her mother and Harris had a whirlwind romance and she didn’t meet him until after they were already married.
“He seemed like a great guy and it was always about her,” Stephanie Moser said.
She lived with her mother and her brother and sister — Cameron Hixson, 13, and Mindy Moser, 24 — lived elsewhere.
On Saturday night, Stephanie Moser stayed at a friend’s house and didn’t know what happened until she returned home. On Sunday, she often broke down in tears when describing her mother.
She said described her as laid back, funny and always cracking jokes.
“Everything was about her kids, the most important thing to her was her family,” she said
Did she like Harris?
“I thought I did.”