On December 8, the bodies of actress and dancer Stephanie Moseley and rapper Earl Hayes were discovered inside their apartment. The police have concluded that Hayes shot himself after killing his wife. Moseley’s close friends and family are now mourning the tragic loss. “She was this wide-eyed, beautiful girl. She was cautious and she never wanted to be the focus of the room – unless she was on stage,” said Rachel Poirier, Moseley’s former dance teacher. Poirier taught Moseley from the ages of 12 to 18 years old, but the two remained friends.
Stephanie was an actress from Vancouver who was last seen in the VH1 show Hit the Floor. VH1 released a statement right after her passing, saying, “VH1 and the entire ‘Hit the Floor’ family send our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.” Moseley’s Hit the Floor co-star, Dean Cain, also expressed his grief. “Stephanie was exceptionally beautiful, an absolutely amazing and incredible dancer, and judging by how the other girls spoke about her, a lovely human being,” he said. “I'm heartbroken and saddened.”
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In a statement released by the LAPD, they discussed the details surrounding the case. According to the statement, police arrived at the scene after receiving reports of a shooting in the 300 block of Hauser Avenue. Additional gunshots were heard by the policemen who arrived at the scene. SWAT officers entered the apartment and found the bodies of Moseley and Hayes inside.
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Earl Hayes, son of Isaac Hayes, is known to be a close friend of boxer Floyd Mayweather. TMZ reported that Hayes was talking to the boxer on Facetime prior to shooting Moseley. According to reports, an infuriated Hayes told Mayweather of his plan to kill his wife because she was being unfaithful. Mayweather told him not to do it, but Hayes carried out the murder before shooting himself.
It’s been reported that Mayweather acknowledges that he heard everything that transpired, but he will not divulge what he saw.