Wolfe Pleads Guilty in Triple Homicide
A Memphis man who shot and killed two women, one of whom was pregnant at the time, pleaded guilty to three counts of capital murder Tuesday in a Sebastian County court.
As part of a plea agreement, Kevin Wolfe, 30, will serve a sentence of life without parole for all three counts in the Arkansas Department of Corrections, according to Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue.
“There’s really nothing I can say,” Wolfe said as he faced the victims’ family. “I never meant to hurt anybody. I’m sorry.”
Wolfe is accused of killing Jada Moses, 26, and Aligene Seals, 21, at the Presley Apartments located at 3805 Presley St. in Fort Smith on July 25, 2011. Seals was six months pregnant at the time.
“I’m glad you turned yourself in,” cried Moses’ 11-year-old daughter Kahli Moses to Wolfe during victim witness statements. “Even though you did that, I’m working on forgiving you.”
Eleven-year-old Kahli Moses sat in the court room as Wolfe pleaded guilty to killing her mother. She was able to look him in the eye and tell him how she felt.
“I just want him to know that he hurt my family more than I could ever put into words,” said Moses. “He didn’t only kill my mom or my family’s family member, he killed my best friend and a very close person to me.”
Barbara Gowers, 25, was also shot but survived. Seals’ young son, who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting, was not injured.
Wolfe fled to Saginaw, Mich., where he later turned himself in, according to police. Wolfe was charged with three counts of capital murder, one count of attempted capital murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.
Wolfe’s brother Dan says he believes his brother is remorseful.
“He has a heart,” said Wolfe. “He turned himself in. He’s ready to face the penalties for what his actions has caused.”
Another relative of Jada Moses, Vicki Delat, says family members are satisfied with Wolfe’s decision.
“We’re thankful that this is over and very thankful that he accepted the plea.”
An emotional day for all families who say they can start finding closure.
“The main thing that I was really happy with that the family forgave Kevin cause they didn’t have to,” said Wolfe. “They could have held on to the hatred in their heart all the time.”
“The fact that he turned to us and apologized and said he was sorry, that meant a lot,” said Delat.
Police say the shootings stemmed from a drug deal between Wolfe and Seals’ husband.