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Sheriff: White Supremacists' Kill Claims 'Bluster'

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Jeremy Moody admitted to killing Charles Parker because he was a registered sex offender. Jeremy Moody admitted to killing Charles Parker because he was a registered sex offender.
Jeremy, along with Christine Moody were both charged with two counts of murder. Jeremy, along with Christine Moody were both charged with two counts of murder.
The bodies of Charles and Gretchen Parker, ages 59 and 51, were found at a home off of Furman Fendley Highway Monday. The bodies of Charles and Gretchen Parker, ages 59 and 51, were found at a home off of Furman Fendley Highway Monday.

Sheriff: White Supremacists' Kill Claims 'Bluster' - August 5, 2013

A sheriff says claims made by a white supremacist couple that they were involved with several different killings and other crimes across South Carolina have not panned out.

Jeremy and Christine Moody are each charged with killing a registered sex offender and his wife in their Jonesville home last month.

On their Facebook pages, the Moodys both say they are members of a white power sect called Crew 41. The organization was new to law enforcement and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups across the country.

The couple appears to be the only Crew 41 members in South Carolina.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor says their claims are "a bunch of bluster.

More Charges Filed Against Moody - July 29, 2013

Additional charges have been signed against Jeremy and Christine Moody, the married couple accused of murdering Charles and Gretchen Parker in their Union County, SC home. Jeremy and Christine Moody both now face two counts of kidnapping, 2 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and one count burglary in the first degree.

Sheriff David Taylor says the investigation is far from over.

A Deeper Look at The Moody's Ties to Neo-Nazism - July 25, 2013

The couple accused of murdering a sex offender and his wife had online affiliations that suggest a very strong tie to a growing neo-Nazi gang, according to experts who study extremism across America.

Mark Potok with the Southern Poverty Law Center said Facebook postings by the Moody's show the couple was tied to the white supremacist group called "Crew 41," which is code for the German phrase "die ausenwahlten," which translated to English means "the chosen."

Potock says the gang is relatively new, but he says it's entirely possible their beliefs are in line with other white supremacists.

"It is a fact that in many white supremacist groups sex offenders are scene as particularly heinous people," Potock said in an interview Thursday afternoon.

The Moody's posted images resembling imperial German war eagles and made references to crew 41 on their Facebook pages.

In a recent post, Mrs. Moody expressed frustration in not being able to find suitable recruits because, as she wrote, most women around the area had had sex with "n******s," and she said said most men were drug addicts. Both Mrs. Moody and her husband have pending drug charges.

More Charges Possible on Friday - July 25, 2013

The Union County couple accused of killing two people may face more charges.

The sheriff of Union County is meeting with prosecutors Thursday to discuss those additional counts for Christine and Jeremy Moody.

The husband and wife faced a magistrate judge Wednesday night.

Sheriff David Taylor says they shot and stabbed Charles and Gretchen Parker in their home near Jonesville. Their bodies were found earlier this week.

Deputies say Moody admitted to targeting Parker because he was a registered sex offender.

The sheriff says his office has looked into Jeremy Moody before, and says he even admitted to being part of a white supremacist group.

“We live in a good community,” Sheriff Taylor explained. “Even a bushel of apples is going to have a bad apple every once in a while. That doesn’t make the rest of the apples bad.”

Taylor is also working with other agencies to determine if Moody is linked to any more crimes.

A judge set the Moody’s next court hearing for early October. They will remain in jail for now.

Keep checking back for the latest details on this developing story.

Couple Charged In Union Co. Murder Case - July 24, 2013

Two arrests have been made in a Union County murder case.

Investigators in Union County say one of the suspects says he killed the male victim because he was a sex offender, and that he planned to kill another Wednesday.

Sheriff David Taylor announced at a news conference that Jeremy and Christine Moody, ages 30 and 36, have both been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Charles and Gretchen Parker, ages 59 and 51.

The Parkers were found dead at their home on Furman Fendley Highway Monday with gunshot and stab wounds.

The suspects were caught on camera, according to Taylor and later taken into custody.  Taylor says Jeremy Moody admitted to killing Charles Parker because he was a registered sex offender.  He told investigators that he planned to commit the crime last year, but got cold feet.

Both suspects were in court for a bond hearing Wednesday.  No bond was set for the couple.  An initial hearing has been scheduled for October 18.  They remain behind bars.

Sheriff: Possible Threat To Public After Union Co. Couple Found - July 23, 2013

The Union County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two bodies were found at a home near Jonesville.  

Union County Sheriff David Taylor says that the bodies of a husband and wife were found inside a home off of Furman Fendley Highway just before 9 Monday night.  Taylor adds that there's the possibility there's a threat to the public.

"Things like this don't happen often in Union County," Taylor explained at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.  "If we find dead bodies and we don't know how it happened, then it's a threat to the community."  Watch the entire news conference here.

According to Taylor, a neighbor walked by the home a couple of times during the day and noticed the front door was open. Out of concern, the neighbor called 911.

Deputies tried to get to the bodies, but were unable to because of a large number of overprotective dogs. Animal Control officers were dispatched to the scene to help assist deputies.

The couple was later identified as Charles and Gretchen Parker, ages 59 and 51.

Sheriff Taylor announced that both victims died of gunshot and stab wounds at the news conference.  Authorities believe they may have died sometime Sunday, but the case remains under investigation.

The pair was found on couches inside the home.  Officials say there doesn't appear to be a struggle.

The deaths are being classified as suspicious and the State Law Enforcement Division has been called to assist with the investigation.

If you have any information that may help authorities, call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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