After being sentenced to life in prison by a Union County, South Carolina judge for killing a registered sex offender and his wife, a pair of white supremacists lashed out at the victims' family with a vitriolic rant.
"See you perverts later," Jeremy Moody shouted at Charles and Gretchen Parker's family as he was ushered out of court in May 2014. "That's what child molesters get."
Moody's wife and accomplice, Christine, told reporters outside the courthouse as she walked to a police car in shackles:
"Killing that pedophile was the best day of my life."
Minutes prior, the Moody’s were singing a different tune, apologizing to Union County Judge Lee Alford for shooting and stabbing Parker, 59, and his 51-year-old wife inside the Parkers' rural home.
The Moody’s had been convicted of murder, kidnapping and first-degree burglary.
After a morning at church, the Moody’s drove to the Parkers' home—an address presumably retrieved from a handy, online sex offender registry—and popped the hood of their car as if it had stalled. When Charles Parker came outside to assist the Moodys, Jeremy Moody, 31, pointed a gun at him and ordered him inside.
The Moodys then told the Parkers exactly why they were about to kill them—because they believed they had been given a divine assignment to kill all sex offenders, according to a psychologist who examined Jeremy Moody—before Moody shot the Parkers and his wife stabbed them.
A surveillance camera on the Parkers' property showed the Moody’s leaving, and deputies reportedly recognized Jeremy Moody by the "skinhead" tattooed on his neck and "Made in America" tattooed on the side of his head.
According to prosecutor Kevin Brackett, the Moodys were members an online white supremacist group called Crew 41. Brackett also said the Moody’s claimed to have killed other sex offenders, but no evidence was found to support those claims.
The Moodys' defense lawyers said the couple had both been sexually abused as children and that Jeremy Moody has schizophrenia and was not on his medication the day he and his wife killed the Parkers.
The Moodys asked the court to sentence them to 30 years so they could see their children and grow old together.
"He got what he deserved. He would kill again if he was let out," Charles Parker's sister Brenda Franklin said of Jeremy Moody. "He can say whatever he wants. He's dying in prison."
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