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Journalist-turned-actress charged with killing uncle arrested the day after her horror movie wrapped

Aisling Tucker Moore-Reed, 30 (pictured), was arrested in the shooting death of her uncle the day after her horror movie wrapped 

A journalist-turned-actress, who was charged with murdering her uncle, was arrested the day after horror movie with a very similar plot line wrapped.

In fall 2018, Aisling ‘Tucker’ Moore-Reed, 30, had completed filming From the Dark, in which she played the lead role of Valerie Faust.

The movie, to be released next year, is about a young tour guide at a lodge in an Oregon forest celebrating her last day when things take a sinister turn.

The day after she was done filming, she was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of her uncle 63-year-old Shane Patrick Moore on July 26, 2016.  

Reed, a one-time reporter at the Grants Pass Daily Courier and for Cosmopolitan magazine, allegedly auditioned for the film while she was out on bail under the pseudonym ‘Wyn Reed’, reported the Mail Tribune. 

In August 2018, police obtained video footage of the shooting. In September, Reed was are-arrested and charged with first and second-degree manslaughter. 

She claimed that she didn’t mean to shoot her uncle but merely meant to fire a warning shot to scare him.

Reed is currently being held at the Jackson County Jail without bail and with a murder trial date set for December. 

According to an update on the movie’s Indiegogo page written on October 22, producers said they had no idea Reed was facing murder charges.

‘We met her in March of last year when she came to audition for our film,’ the statement reads.

‘We had absolutely no idea about who she was or her circumstances. Our circles never overlapped as our theater and film experience was solely in Grants Pass and hers in Medford.’

 

She was arrested in 2016 for fatally shooting her uncle Shannon Patrick Moore, 63, and, while on bail auditioned for the independent horror movie 'From the Dark under the pseudonym 'Wyn Reed'. Pictured: Reed in a still from the movie

She was arrested in 2016 for fatally shooting her uncle Shannon Patrick Moore, 63, and, while on bail auditioned for the independent horror movie ‘From the Dark under the pseudonym ‘Wyn Reed’. Pictured: Reed in a still from the movie 

In the movie, Reed plays Valerie Faust, a young tour guide at a lodge in an Oregon forest celebrating her last day when things take a sinister turn. Pictured: Reed in a still from the movie

The filmmakers stated that because of the movie’s low budget, they weren’t able to perform background checks. 

According to local media, there is a similarity between the real-life shooting and one in the movie. 

‘There’s a key scene where she shoots somebody in a similar fashion,’ an unnamed source told CBSLA. 

On the Indiegogo page, the filmmakers said that, after they learned about Reed’s charges,  they ‘didn’t know what to do, so we simply continued post production and hoped for the best.’

‘Please, do forgive us,’ the producers wrote. ‘We are trying our best to make a release of this film happen, but we don’t want to hurt anyone in the process.’   

In video, Reed (right), her sister, her mother, Kelly Moore (left), and her grandmother, Lore Moore (center), are discussing deed documents that Shane Moore wanted his sister to sign

In video, Reed (right), her sister, her mother, Kelly Moore (left), and her grandmother, Lore Moore (center), are discussing deed documents that Shane Moore wanted his sister to sign

While this is happening, the uncle (pictured) is seen walking towards the home

While this is happening, the uncle (pictured) is seen walking towards the home

Authorities say 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 discussing deed documents that Shane Moore wanted his sister to sign.   

According to The Oregonian, he 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 2016.

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

In the video, Reed is heard screaming: ‘He’s coming into the house, goddammit! You son of a b***h! Get out of here!’  

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

Court documents reveal that Shane Moore suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.  

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

After the cellphone footage was found, Reed was arrested again. Pictured: Reed in her first mugshot

She was charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter. Pictured: Reed in her author photo

After the cellphone footage was found, Reed was arrested again. She was charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter. Pictured: Reed in her first mugshot, left, and in her author photo, right

Reed (pictured in court in January 2019) is currently being held in jail with a trial date set for December

Reed (pictured in court in January 2019) is currently being held in jail with a trial date set for December

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

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, seeing he is still alive, yells: ‘F**k!’

She then claims she only meant to fire a bullet past his ear as a warning shot.

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

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

Jackson County Circuit Judge Lisa 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 said.

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