If he couldn’t have her

Mosetta Peters, 21, was a single mother of a 3 year old daughter. She had been involved in a relationship with Revelle Loving, 20, but that had ended and she moved on.

Police say there was a history of stalking and abuse in the relationship with Loving. In Aug. of 2005 Loving faced charges of assault against Peters. But a systems change coordinator for the Coalition of Battered Women has said that charge was set aside by a “continuance for dismissal” meaning that the charge would be held for a year and see what happened before ruling.

Later in Aug. 2005 Loving was again charged with assault against Peters. The system coordinator says that should have ended the continuance. But it didn’t. “I believe it was inappropriate. The continuance should have been revoked right there,” “She did everything right. She had gotten away from somebody who was abusive, but it didn’t help. … There wasn’t a recognition (by authorities) that she was in more danger.” The second assault charge was still pending.

There are also reports that Peters contacted various police departments on three other complaints accusing Loving of assaulting her. And at one point he allegedly “trashed” her apartment. Allegedly he had made repeated threats against her, and recently threatened that if he could not have her, no one could.

Nevertheless, Peters attempted to move on. She began a relationship with 18-year-old JaNaurri Allen. And allegedly there were problems of a fight between Allen and Loving and at one point Allen’s car was vandalized.

Jan. 16 Mosetta Peters and JaNaurri Allen were at her apartment and allegedly fled to a relatives apartment. It was in the parking lot of that apartment building that police say witnesses saw a man with a gun running to or shooting at the couple’s car and at least one person saw a man shooting into the car. Police say they recovered shell casings from a rife and a handgun from the scene. Allegedly the gunman also shot at one of the witnesses. Both Mosetta Peters and JaNaurri Allen were shot and died from their wounds.

Police have taken Loving into custody and say they are looking for at least two other persons in connection with the shootings. Police did take two other people into custody, but they have since been released.

Revelle Loving has been initially charged with 2 nd degree murder. But the county attorney plans to take the case to the Grand Jury in hopes of upgrading the charges.

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She tried. She left an abusive relationship. She filed charges and she followed through on the charges. And when that did not help she continued to ask for assistance. And somehow the system broke down.

Going to court is confusing. It is hard to know what to tell the court, sometimes it can be hard to get the court to hear what is involved. And it is hard to know what agencies and services can be utilized to help.

Going to a shelter is the best option. But not everyone will follow through on that. But even if not planning on a stay at a shelter, the domestic violence agencies can help in other ways. They can often provide advocacy with the court. They can help in presenting the situation to the needed services. They can help with a safety plan, to increase the chances of successfully and safely leaving the relationship. So even if not planning to use a shelter, make contact with that agency- and keep in contact.          


Loving charged with two counts of 2 nd degree murder. No other arrests have been made.




  1. zoe said,

    March 7, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    revelle didnt kill that girl he loved her too much he was devistated to find out the mother of his child was killed he is an innocent man that deserves to be reunited with his daughter the couple was in the wrong place at the wrong time its not fair to have an innocent man in jail for nothing and the domestic abuse went both ways not saying its right but everybody makes mistakes free revelle loving we all love you velle

  2. a friend said,

    September 1, 2007 at 6:22 am

    What ever I’ve been moe’s friend for years and was their for the abuse she called me when it happened be ignorant if you want but we know what happened and god knows. he took his self from his kid and her mother. This is one hell of a mistake and she didn’t deserve it. Always remember you and miss you truly moe

  3. Ceiarra said,

    October 4, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    yeah I know for a fact that he killed my best friend because Naurri aint never did (edited per HSH) to know body Revelle was mad that Mosetta had moved on. Like he said if he couldn’t have her nobody would. but thats (edited per HSH) up cause now I am stuck wit out a best friend and I have to live wit this everyday.

  4. Aisha said,

    November 27, 2007 at 2:37 am

    Unfortunately-Moe talked to me about lots of the abuse and she called me to get a map quest of directions to go downtown st paul to file a new restraining order against that beast two hours before he killed her because he was threatening to kill her and that wasn’t the first time he did. He knows what he did and hopefully he will be punished for every bit of it. By the way, you can’t be abusive to somebody that you are scared of. This dummy beat her in front of her daughter. It was real sad to see that baby at her mama’s funeral. Moe always had her baby with her and now that has been taken from her. God bless the souls who think that is okay. You are truely missed Moe and always thought about.

  5. Daisja said,

    February 7, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Moe was my aunt and she was vr nice to me and my sisters. And for all those people who r on that dummy’s side can go to ****. (edited per HSH)

  6. Mel said,

    May 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Whats with all the bad grammer? Are public schools failing us this bad?

  7. Mel said,

    May 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    What’s with all the bad grammer? Are public schools failing us this bad?

  8. May 15, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Actually Mel, it looks like texting to me. That’s a relatively new technology, you might not be aware of it. Besides excellent English is not a requirement to post here. Treating others with some respect is. And I find your post rude and off topic.

  9. Jermain said,

    December 30, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I dont know what Zoe is talking about she must be on a different planet but Revelle is a very troubled man and i have known him since he was 12. His family situation and not having role models to guide him. His life of robbing people, selling drugs, being dishonest and being immoral has been detrimental to society and I hope Mosetta’s family can get past this. He is a devil, he is not remorseful and he will meet his maker.

  10. Alicia said,

    January 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Revelle was a BITCH how could he do somthing like dat, I didnt think that he was that type of person now I know. Janaurri didnt deserve this at all, that DUMB ASS BITCH lucky he not out here in the streets cause he would of got his and thats on everything I love.

  11. Ashley said,

    May 7, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Well i dont give a flyin fuk about what anyone was sayin. yes, im sorry that o’girl and o’boy is gone but loving was my ni99a and I believe him when he tells me that he didnt do it and that he feels bad for not being there for his daughter….I still got love m Ni99a….you still got someone!

  12. red said,

    May 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    junior aka revelle is my best friend i talk to him daily hes innocent i love him sorry for everyones loss bu i love my ni99a im behind him 100% hes a good person n the real ni99az miss him out here n i bet if he was out today he would look at his sh!t n laugh get over it ppl die ppl cry oh well I LOVE JUNIOR…….love miss red aka miss bmjr……..i got the streetz on lock 4 my ni99a

  13. BRE said,

    August 25, 2009 at 12:34 am


  14. BRE said,

    August 25, 2009 at 12:35 am


  15. cieritta natee said,

    September 15, 2009 at 12:11 am

    all i can say is rip moe i didnt know her but what i do know is revelle that is my daughters uncle and stay up bro keep ya head hopefully the man upstairs can forgive you even though the lovings had a messed up child hood its not to late to change i should know i have the lil brother

  16. ms. loving said,

    September 15, 2009 at 12:14 am

    stay up big bro its funny how the cookie crumbles rest in peace ppls

  17. Washburn Alum said,

    August 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I am still shocked about this incident. This happened right in front of my balcony and myself and my roommate could have been killed with all of the gun fire. I know for a fact it was Mosetta’s ex because I went to high school with her and saw the man who came to the car and started shooting and then ran. That is how close her car was to my balcony. I hope that he gets everything that he deserves and the people that helped him take someone’s life. YOU ARE NOT GOD Revelle but since you thought you were, face him and explain this to him. Go to hell!

  18. Angela Peters said,

    September 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    ok I would like to know what city and state is this. I am lookinf for my Little sister that i have never met and Her Name is Mosetta Peters so I google and got this. Shes from Seattle.Washington

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