19-year-old pleads not guilty in shootings that killed 9-year-old girl, Spectrum News reporter

A 19-year-old Orlando man accused of killing a 9-year-old girl, a Spectrum News reporter, and a 38-year-old woman in two separate shootings has pled not guilty in the case.

On Monday, March 6, Keith Melvin Moses entered a plea of not guilty to multiple charges of first degree murder and attempted murder. Moses is accused of killing three individuals and critically injuring two others.

On February 22, Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Pine Hills community after 38-year-old Natacha Augustin was shot. Augustin was riding as a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle being driven by one of Moses’ cousins, who spotted Moses and allowed him to enter the vehicle in the back seat. Within 30 seconds, Moses allegedly shot and killed Augustin.

Augustin was pronounced deceased at around 11:29 a.m., approximately 15 minutes after the first 911 call was made.

In the hours that followed, detectives worked to canvas the scene and by 3:21 p.m., the roadway was reopened and the scene was cleared.

Within 40 minutes of the scene being closed, Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons and photographer Jesse Walden arrived on the scene to cover the incident for the channel’s 5 p.m. broadcast. According to Walden, Moses walked up to the van, opened fire on Walden, and then turned his attention to Lyons, who was seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Moses then allegedly fatally shot Lyons.

After the shooting, Moses walked to a nearby home and entered through an unlocked sliding glass door. While in the home, Moses allegedly shot 9-year-old T’Yonna Major before shooting her mother, Brandi Major, who was taking a nap.

When deputies arrived, they found Moses at the intersection of Bolling Drive and Hialeah Street, a couple blocks away from the shootings. Moses was arrested and was in possession of a gun that was hot to the touch. Police have since linked the gun with all three shootings.

Kevin Moses arrested by Orange County Sheriffs Office deputies
Kevin Moses was arrested by Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Wednesday evening

Moses was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to be evaluated. While he was in the hospital, he would not talk to deputies or medical staff, but made “facial expressions such as smiling” and made hand symbols of guns, pointing them at his head.

During an interview, authorities say Moses refused to say anything and kept his eyes shut throughout the conversation.

Moses is being charged with three counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder for the shootings, among other charges.

If you have any information that may be helpful to authorities, contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 407-254-7000, or the Central Florida Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

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