More charges in killing of South Carolina sex offender, wife

  • Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:46 a.m., Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:47 a.m.
Jeremy Moody, 30, and his wife, 36-year-old Christine Moody (PROVIDED)

UNION, S.C. -- More charges have been filed against a couple accused of targeting and killing a South Carolina sex offender.

Bond was denied Monday for Jeremy Moody, 30, and his wife, 36-year-old Christine, on charges of first-degree burglary and two counts each of kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The Moodys were arrested last week and charged with murder in the deaths of Charles Parker, 59, and his wife, Gretchen, 51. Both Parkers were shot and stabbed at their home in Union County.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor has said Gretchen Parker wasn’t specifically targeted but was killed because she was in the house.

Taylor has also said that Jeremy Moody confessed to the crime after his arrest, telling investigators they had arrested him just in time before he killed another sex offender.

Taylor planned to hold another news conference this week to discuss the case. Taylor said Moody implied he has killed before.

During a news conference on Wednesday, Taylor said Moody told investigators, “This isn’t the first time something like this has happened.”

The Moodys have a court appearance scheduled for Oct. 8.

Charles Parker was required to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct about a decade ago.

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