Ellis County, Texas – A grand jury in Ellis County has no-billed Robert Wayne Mosher in connection with the murder last year of his daughter, Gwynevere River Song, 26. Mosher shot his daughter to death at his house in Waxahachie on August 12th, 2017. She was the 17th transgender woman murdered last year. Song’s mother, Marcy Sutton, said Ellis County Sheriff’s Office investigator Dennis Clay sent her a short email explaining the grand jury’s decision: “Marcy, the Grand Jury No-Billed Robert,” Clay wrote. “That means the case does not move forward.” Mosher was stabbed by his daughter and claims he shot her in self-defense.
Everyone agrees on several details in the case: An argument took place between Song and her father at the door of his house. She was holding a knife, and he shot her four times. But that’s where the agreement stops. Sutton doesn’t believe his account of the shooting. Sutton said none of the evidence she sent Clay’s office was introduced to the grand jury that he said showed Mosher’s propensity for violence, and she still wants to know where the knife – a military knife with a sheath – came from. “We have pocket knives around the house,” Sutton said, “not military knives.” Mosher had served in the military. Sutton also questions her ex-husband’s stab wounds. Police reports said he was stabbed 11 times, but since he was released from the hospital the next day, she suggested, the wounds couldn’t have been very severe. Sutton said that from her perspective, her daughter’s death was a murder motivated by hate and the father got away with it.
Song graduated from University of Texas in 2015 with a degree in radiation physics. She began hormone therapy while she was at school. Sutton said at that time, Song was still welcome in her father’s house, and she even visited him with a partner, who is also transgender. Song moved to California in 2016 and continued her transition. She moved back to Texas early in 2017. Sutton said her daughter’s visit to her father that day in August was the first time she had seen him since she had returned to Waxahachie. Now that the grand jury has failed to indict Mosher, Sutton said she is considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit. (Dallas Voice – David Taffet at Dallasvoice.com/no-justice-for-gwen)