Less than two weeks away from celebrating their 21st year of marriage Lyssa Moody was taken from her husband on Valentine’s Day after she died from her injuries she received from stab wounds while trying to fight off a man in her home.
The man, 20-year-old Michael O. Ortiz, told police he came to the Moody home located at 103 Azalea Circle armed with a BB gun and a knife with the plans of robbing the family. He had been fighting with the couple’s son, Dylan Moody, 19, over a girl.
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Staff researcher Niels Heimeriks contributed to this story.