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Writer is ordered back to jail and charged with murdering uncle after video of shooting is released

An Oregon reporter, who allegedly shot her uncle in ‘self-defense’, has been charged with murdering him after cell phone footage revealed the moment she shouted ‘f**k when she was told he was initially still alive. 

Aisling ‘Tucker’ Moore Reed, 29, who has written for Cosmopolitan magazine and the Grants Pass Daily Courier, was initially arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection to the 2016 shooting death of her uncle Shannon Patrick Moore, 63. 

At the time she posted the necessary 10 per cent of her $200,000 bail and was released. 

Reed was rearrested in September 2018 and indicted on the murder charge by a grand jury.

And on Friday, Jackson County Circuit Judge Lisa Greif ordered Reed back to the Jackson County Jail where she will be held without bail until the start of her trial after reviewing the cellphone footage of the shooting.

Reed cried in court as she listened to the footage. She held her head down and steadied her eyes on the courtroom floor. 

While the judge was speaking, she covered her face with her hands and sobbed.  

Prosecutors said the emergence of the cell phone video led to Reed’s murder charge.  

Oregon reporter, Aisling ‘Tucker’ Moore Reed (pictured in court Friday), 29, who allegedly shot her uncle in ‘self-defense’, has been charged with murdering him after cell phone footage revealed the moment she shouted ‘f**k when she was told he was initially still alive

Aisling 'Tucker' Moore Reed

As Reed listened to the judge, she covered her face with her hands and sobbed

On Friday Jackson County Circuit Judge Lisa Greif ordered Reed back to jail where she will be held without bail until the start of her trial after reviewing cellphone footage of the shooting. As Reed listened to the judge, she covered her face with her hands and sobbed

Authorities said Reed recorded the moments leading up to the shooting in July 2016. 

In the video, Reed’s uncle is seen approaching the home as she, her sister, her mother, Kelly Moore and her grandmother, Lore Moore, are seen discussing deed documents that Shane Moore wanted his sister to sign. 

According to The Mail Tribune, the family had been going through a bitter property dispute that led to Reed obtaining a restraining order against her uncle after he allegedly attacked her in 2015.

Reed’s family claimed Shane Moore was a violent drug addict.

In the video, Reed is heard screaming: ‘He’s coming into the house goddamnit!’ she screams. ‘Get out!’ 

The phone continues to record through the panic and confusion until the sound of a gunshot is heard moments later. 

Authorities said Shane Moore suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.  

As the camera becomes covered, Shane Moore is heard agonizing in pain in the background. 

‘He wasn’t supposed to be around me!’ Reed yells, as her family members scream ‘Jesus’ and ‘oh God’ in the background. 

In the video, Reed's uncle (pictured) is seen approaching the home as she, her mother, Kelly Moore, her grandmother, Lore Moore, and Reed's sister, are seen discussing deed documents that Shane Moore wanted his sister to sign

In the video, Reed’s uncle (pictured) is seen approaching the home as she, her mother, Kelly Moore, her grandmother, Lore Moore, and Reed’s sister, are seen discussing deed documents that Shane Moore wanted his sister to sign

The family had been going through a bitter property dispute that led to Reed obtaining a restraining order against her uncle after he allegedly attacked her in 2015. Reed's mother, grandmother and another woman are seen at their kitchen table 

The family had been going through a bitter property dispute that led to Reed obtaining a restraining order against her uncle after he allegedly attacked her in 2015. Reed’s mother, grandmother and another woman are seen at their kitchen table 

The phone records through the panic and confusion until the sound of a gunshot is heard. While the camera is covered, the phone picks up Reed's mother, Kelly Moore, telling her that Shane Moore is still alive. 'He's not dead?' Reed asks her mother, then shouts , 'f**k!'

The phone records through the panic and confusion until the sound of a gunshot is heard. While the camera is covered, the phone picks up Reed’s mother, Kelly Moore, telling her that Shane Moore is still alive. ‘He’s not dead?’ Reed asks her mother, then shouts , ‘f**k!’

While the camera is covered, the phone picks up the sound of Reed becoming ill in a bathroom and sobbing. 

In the background, her mother Kelly Moore tells her that Shane Moore is still alive, but bleeding. 

‘He’s not dead?’ Reed asks her mother, then shouts , ‘f**k!’

Authorities said the family members unsuccessfully administered CPR on the victim after he was shot. Shane Moore died a short time later.

Judge Greif cited the expletive as a key reason she ruled Reed should remain in jail pending her trial. 

‘That kind of nailed down the evidence for me,’ Greif told the Tribune. 

In September 2018, Reed was indicted on the murder charge by a grand jury.  Prosecutor Marco Boccato said at the time indictment stemmed from new evidence uncovered in recent months.

He was referring to the video, which surfaced a year and a half after the shooting after detectives got the family to unlock Reed’s iPhone. 

Reed’s previous defense attorney didn’t share the video with prosecutors until early 2018. 

Prosecutors then argued that the recording had been hidden from authorities, according to the Tribune. 

However, detectives testified that they were told Kelly Moore and Reed didn’t own cellphones. 

They said they found the iPhone near a drawer close to the bathroom where Reed vomited after the shooting. 

In September 2018, Reed (pictured during arrest in September) was indicted on the murder charge by a grand jury

Reed's 10-day trial is scheduled to begin on May 13. She's pictured during her 2016 arrest

In September 2018, Reed (left, during arrest in September) was indicted on the murder charge by a grand jury. Reed’s (right, during her 2016 arrest) 10-day trial is scheduled to begin on May 13

Family members, including Reed's mother (right) and grandmother were present during the hearing on Friday 

Family members, including Reed’s mother (right) and grandmother were present during the hearing on Friday 

Before Shane Moore arrived to the home, he reportedly called 911 and claimed Reed ‘had fired off a gun here this morning’.

He asked for a sheriff’s deputy to be present during his visit to the home to collect the property deed, according to the Tribune.   

Reed’s mother has previously said the shooting was an act of self-defense. 

She also testified on Friday that her brother, who she claims was addicted to meth. made death threats before the shooting.

Kelly Moore also shared details of him attacking Reed by throwing an oil can at her  through a screen door, which knocked her daughter to the ground. 

In August 2018, Reed, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her, filed a civil rights lawsuit claiming that she was ‘trapped into answering questions’ about her uncle’s shooting death. 

Reed is known by her pen name, Tucker Reed, under which she co-authored the young adult novel, Amber House, published in 2012 and its sequel, Neverwas, published in 2014

Reed is known by her pen name, Tucker Reed, under which she co-authored the young adult novel, Amber House, published in 2012 and its sequel, Neverwas, published in 2014

Reed said that she was sleep-deprived, malnourished and suffering from withdrawals from a potent prescription medication while being questioned by Medford police and Jackson County sheriff’s detectives following the shooting. 

She initially told detectives that she was physically and mentally unfit to answer their questions. 

Reed said in the lawsuit that she was pressured to make a statement after authorities showed her ‘an inflammatory and shocking document’ and demanded an explanation. 

At the time she didn’t elaborate on what the document contained. 

However, it was later revealed to be the dispatch log showing shots had been reported fired at the property that day.

The complaint, filed without the formal aid of a lawyer, sought ‘economic damages not to exceed $50,000’.

US Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke denied the complaint, writing that it did ‘not clearly allege that the statements Moore Reed made to the detectives were incriminating, nor is there any allegation that the statements were later used against her in a criminal proceeding’. 

Reed is best known as a blogger, author, and one-time reporter at the Grants Pass Daily Courier. 

She’s known by her pen name, Tucker Reed, under which she co-authored the young adult novel, Amber House, published in October 2012 and its sequel, Neverwas, which was released in January 2014. 

Her 10-day trial is scheduled to begin on May 13.

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