Murdered Bulgarian Journalist, Husband Were Happy Couple

Crime | June 4, 2010, Friday // 20:22| Views: | Comments: 5
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Bulgaria: Murdered Bulgarian Journalist, Husband Were Happy Couple Adrian Moya (left) has surrendered to the police after brutally murdering his Bulgarian wife Anna (right) in Brussels. The photo is from Anna's Facebook albums

Bulgarian journalist Anna Moya, who has been killed by her husband in an apartment in Brussels, did not have family problems.

29-year-old Anna, whose maiden name is Anna Parashkevova, and her Cuban husband, Adrian Moya, were happily married, according to family members and friends.

Anna’s body was discovered Friday in Brussels with 20 stab wounds as her husband surrendered to the police in Luxembourg telling them about the murder he had committed.

Information about the motives for the horrific murder is scarce, and the Belgian police have not made any statements in that regard. They have announced that the murder was committed at around 7:30 pm on Thursday.

Speaking on the Bulgarian National Radio, Anna’s mother, Rositsa Parashkevova said her daughter was happily married and she was not aware of any problems within Anna’s family. Days before the tragedy, Anna uploaded on Facebook several photos of her and her husband.

According to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, Anna Moya held dual Bulgarian and US citizenship.

Anna Moya was born in Varna on the Black Sea but her family is from the northeastern city of Silistra. She emigrated with her mother to the USA after her parents divorced when she and her twin brother were 10.

Anna graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in sociology and Spanish, and went on to work as a journalist. She met her husband Adrian Moya, who is of Cuban descent during a year-long stay in Moscow, Russia. Subsequently, she started working for the Iranian English-language channel Press TV, as a foreign correspondent.

In addition to her work as a freelance journalist, she registered a media services firm in Bulgaria called Moya Productions, of which she is a manager together with her twin brother Asen.

In her TV reports, Anna focused EU affairs, foreign policy, and the Middle East. Some of her recent reports for Press TV are available on YouTube and can be viewed HERE (on the use of body scanners in the EU) and HERE (on the weakening of the euro). Anna's husband, Adrian Moya is said to have helped her with many of her TV reports as a cameraman.

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vanessa - 6 Jun 2010 // 23:46:28

Very funny, are you crazy Mat?

Mat - 4 Jun 2010 // 23:51:24

That's what happens when you marry a foreigner yet insist on getting up at 5 am to make banitsa every morning.

MJC - 4 Jun 2010 // 22:32:26

Or at the very least Columbo ? MJC

MJC - 4 Jun 2010 // 22:30:22

A Bulgarian woman married to Cuban..She worked for Iranian TV..Found murdered in Belgian ..Husband admits to crime in Luxembourg..Surely this is a job for Interpol ? MJC

NellieotAmerica - 4 Jun 2010 // 21:34:56

Well, it's good to know that they were a happy couple, happily married, and had no problems, as this article indicates.

So...what does this make him? A psycho who without any prior warning just butchered his wife for no reason? Or maybe she was not being honest with her friends and relatives about the state of her marriage?

Something does not compute, this story doesn't make any sense. If they were so happy and had no problems, why did he butcher her?

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