Mom talks to FOX59 about son’s murder: ‘They were supposed to be best friends’

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By Jill Glavan

KOKOMO, Ind. (September 24, 2014) -- Four months after fire ripped through an apartment in Kokomo, a man is behind bars and the victim's mother opened up to FOX59.

Police arrested Daniel Mosley this week on charges of murder and arson resulting in bodily injury. Mosley is accused of starting the fire that killed his roommate, Josh Paul.

Paul, 28, died following the fire on South Union Street on May 12.

"Smoke was billowing everywhere. The people ... (were) running out," neighbor Jackie Ligon said about that day.

Paul's mother, Robbin, spoke to FOX59 from her home in Tennessee. She said Paul and Mosley met there and several years ago; her son brought Mosley to Indiana to help him start a new life.

"They were supposed to be best friends," Robbin Paul said.

Court paperwork shows Mosley also referred to Paul as his best friend in interviews with investigators. However, those investigators said that there'd been tension between the two since at least February.

"(Mosley) had already found another apartment and had packed up his belongings and was ready to move," court paperwork stated.

Robbin Paul said she believed money had to do with the motive. She hoped that now that someone is behind bars, her son will be remembered as a young man who was fun, kind and had a lot of his life left to live.

"He was a good person. He never tried to hurt (anyone). He was good to everybody," Paul said.

Mosley was being held in the Howard County Jail without bond. He is expected in court for his initial hearing next week.