Family, friends remember Sumner Co. mom and son murdered over the weekend

Posted at 8:29 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 23:05:10-05

BETHPAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Sumner County family is asking why after a mother and son were murdered. 31-year-old Jessie Binkley and her 9-year-old son Ezekiel Iacob, also known as Zeke, were killed in their Bethpage home on Friday.

The man suspected of the murders, Kevin Moore, shot and killed himself at his home Sunday. Gallatin Police got a tip, which led them to Moore's home on Murrey Street where they found his body.

They also found items that belonged to Binkley and Ezekiel nearby. Friend of the victims, Taylor Rowe, tells us Moore used to work for the family's business but was fired.

"He's a monster," Rowe said, "they were so goodhearted and he robbed them of that. I don't understand any of it at all."

Rowe founded the nonprofit Live Love Nashville. She saw first-hand how generous Jessie was.

Jessie's most recent effort helped give 400 kids a Christmas. Rowe says Jessie and her partner Dre donated $15,000 to Live Love Nashville a few weeks ago. She says they are one of the main reasons "Christmas 4 Kids" happened this year.

"I know she truly has the best heart and Zeke too," Rowe said.

Crystal Binkley Jones is Jessie's older sister.

She says Jessie was her role model. She loved how selfless Jessie was and the way she loved her son.

"He was goofy, silly, full of life," Jones said, "boy did he love his momma he was not afraid to tell ya or show it."

Zeke was a 4th grader at Jack Anderson Elementary School in Hendersonville. The school told us they would have counselors available Monday to address any needs.

"They were two of the most amazing people you ever met," Jones said.

Rowe has launched a fundraiser for the family. If you would like to donate, click here. Rowe says Dre hopes to start a foundation one day in their honor.