So he took matters into his own hands?The Savage Bonnie and Clyde Clan
COLUMBIA, S.C.- A South Carolina man targeted a sex offender at random, killed him and his wife and later told deputies he planned to kill others on the state's sex registry, authorities said Wednesday.
Jeremy Moody and his wife, Christine, were arrested and charged with murder, Union County Sheriff David Taylor said.
Jeremy Moody confessed to the crime and told investigators they arrested him just in time, Taylor said.
"He planned to kill another sex offender on the register today," the sheriff said.
Moody only knew 59-year-old Charles Parker in passing, but came to the mechanic's Jonesville home Sunday with plans to kill him, Taylor said at a news conference.
Surveillance cameras outside Parker's home showed Moody and his wife driving up Sunday and popping the hood on their car as if it wasn't working, Taylor said.
The Moodys and the Parkers spoke to each other for about 10 minutes, and then the Moodys were apparently invited inside. The videotape shows the suspects walking into the home with what appear to be weapons, Taylor said.
"He planned to kill this individual last year, but chickened out," The sheriff said. "But on Sunday, he decided he was going to kill him."
The sheriff said Moody recounted what he told Charles Parker: "You think I'm here to rob you. I'm not here to rob you. I'm here to kill you because you are a child molester."
Taylor said he does not know why Moody would have targeted a sex offender.
Both Charles Parker and his 51-year-old wife, Gretchen, were shot and stabbed. Taylor said Gretchen Parker wasn't specifically targeted, but was killed because she was in the house.
Jeremy Moody, 30, who lived in nearby Lockhart, confessed to deputies after he was arrested early Wednesday morning, investigators said. Moody has "skinhead" tattooed across his neck, and Taylor said he hinted to authorities he may have been involved with other crimes against people he hated. The sheriff said his deputies were checking with other law enforcement agencies nearby, but no additional charges had been filed.
Investigators were also investigating whether Moody was affiliated with any white supremacist groups.
Don't be surprised if he is connected to white supremacist groups.