TULSA - A protest is planned to try and get the Tulsa County District Attorney to reduce or drop charges against a woman accused of murder after an apartment fire which killed two young girls.
Two counts of second-degree murder were filed Tuesday against Miashah Chantell Moses, 23, an aunt whose nieces Noni Moses, 4, and Nylah Moses, 18 months, died in a fire at the London Square Apartments near 59th and Lewis a week ago Monday.
Initially, Moses was arrested on two complaints of child neglect, but a week later prosecutors filed the murder charges.
She said she was cooking chicken, admitted she locked the door the apartment from the outside while taking the trash out, then got distracted while talking to a friend.
When she got back, the apartment was burning with the children trapped inside; they were found in their bedrooms, and died at the hospital shortly after EMSA transported them.
Pastor Paul Dunn of the Tulsa Community Action Group tells KRMG he's a spokesman for the Moses family, and they want the charges dropped.
So he and the TCAG plan to stage protests to try and get that done.
"We're actually mounting up a campaign to march against that (the charges)," he told KRMG Wednesday. "We've probably got about 500 people, including her family."
He said they have an organizational meeting planned for 10:00 a.m. Sunday on the second floor of the Holiday Inn at 7th and Boulder.
Then, next Thursday, protesters will stage at the Tulsa Technology Center, 3850 N. Peoria Ave.
From there, they will deploy with signs and banners to the David L. Moss Correctional Center on N. Denver and the Tulsa County Courthouse on S. Denver.
He says anyone who wants further information on the protests can call (303) 995-2306 or email him directly.