Search Still on For Man Wanted for Questioning in Stabbing Death of Clayton Beathard and Paul Trapeni III

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Michael Mosley wanted in stabbing death of Clayton Beathard and Paul Trapeni
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It’s been two days since Paul Trapeni III (21) and Clayton Beathard (22)—brother of country singer Tucker Beathard and San Fransisco 49ers quarterback CJ Beathard and son of Grammy winning country songwriter Casey Beathard—were stabbed to death outside a midtown bar in Nashville, TN.

Metro Police have been asking for the public’s help to locate four people who may have been involved. To be clear, they are being sought after for questioning at this time. One of the four has been identified as Michael Mosley and according to police is “strongly believed to have definitive information about the murders.”

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“The four persons appear to be acquaintances,” Nashville Police said in the statement “Two of the men, one wearing a Nike sweatshirt, the other a puffy jacket, are seen in the video standing in front of a booth in the center of the bar. The other man and the woman are at the bottom of the video and eventually join their friends in front of the booth.”

The stabbing took place outside of The Dogwood bar around 3 a.m. on Saturday. According to, Police revealed that incident began over “an unwanted advancement made by a man toward a woman in the bar.” The young men stepped in to help the young woman and were then stabbed outside the bar.

Mosley is no stranger to the law as he has a criminal past. WKRN reports that Mosley was  involved in a violent brawl  at the Cheatham County jail in March 2019, he was charged with aggravated assault in May 2015 following a dispute in Bellevue, he stabbed a man in the stomach when he was 18, before his friend shot the man in the arm, as well as a number of charges that include robbery, burglary and vandalism.

Anyone who knows the location of Mark Mosley needs to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME. (615-742-7463)

Clayton’s parents, Casey and Susan Beathard released a statement to the Tennessean regarding their son’s death.

“It’s times like this I wish had Instagram and social media because the love and prayers have been so overwhelming. We cannot possibly thank you at the rate they come in texts and phone calls. Clay was an amazing, big and soft hearted human being with an undeniable love for the Lord. He had his family’s, friends’ and teammates’ backs even to a fault. I wish he would have been more inclined to take the high road but he hated ‘wrong.’

“Yes, he was stubborn sometimes but mostly because his beliefs were strong. He lived a full life except for the chance at being the incredible father I knew he would have been. He loved kids, underdogs and the less fortunate. His little sister was his world and his love and pride for his older brothers was off the charts. He will be missed. That is an understatement. Nobody’s light shined like his when he smiled.

“That is what we will hold in our hearts because we know he is smiling now. He always worried about all of our welfare, never his own. I say that to say, to those who knew and loved him, please lean into the Lord’s strength, trust in the Lord and carry on. Carry him with you like a chip on your shoulder, like the one he carried. He loved people saying he could do something. That’s where he thrived mostly.”

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“He was never afraid of a challenge so please, all of you, take on the next challenge with faith in God and knowing Clay is smiling down and has your back. I love all of you and I love for the gift he was to us for a little while. I beg that your thoughts and prayers go out to the whoever committed this act but the Trapeni family also. Paul was Clay’s teammate and friend at BGA who was also taken in the incident.

Our thoughts are with the families dealing with this senseless tragedy. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Mosley please contact Nashville Police at 615-742-7463.