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Alleged Killer of Tucker Beathard’s Brother Headed for Grand Jury

Judge rules the case against Michael Mosely can continue.

Written by Chris Parton
Alleged Killer of Tucker Beathard’s Brother Headed for Grand Jury
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 08: Tucker Beathard performs onstage in the HGTV Lodge at CMA Music Fest on June 08, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for HGTV)

The case against 23-year-old Michael Mosley, the man suspected of brutally killing the brother of country singer Tucker Beathard outside a Nashville bar in late December, is set to be heard by a grand jury.

Mosely, who has a long criminal history including multiple felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic violence charges, is accused of stabbing Clay Beathard, Paul Trapeni III and AJ Bethurum during a fight just before Christmas. Prosecutors say Mosely made an unwanted advance toward a woman who was with the group of friends at Nashville’s The Dogwood, resulting in a fight and the death of Beathard and Trapeni. Beathard was the 22-year-old son of hit songwriter Casey Beathard, and also the brother of San Francisco 49ers quarterback CJ Beathard. Mosely has been charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide.

After fleeing the scene, Mosley was arrested Christmas morning in a vacant house outside of Nashville. His lawyers contend the stabbings were committed in self defense, but prosecutors argue Mosley started the fight and was the only participant with a weapon. Multiple eye witness accounts have been gathered, along with security camera footage.

In a court decision made Tuesday (January 7), Tennessee General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn upheld all three charges, ruling that enough evidence was presented to let the case continue. Mosely will continue to be held without bond on the first two charges, and for $5 million bond on the third.