UNION COUNTY — A hearing will be held Tuesday in the case of a Lockhart coupled charged with a double homicide
Jeremy Lee Moody, 30, and Christine Susan Moody, 36, both of 213 S. 1st St., Lockhart, are each charged with two counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and two counts of burglary first-degree in the deaths of Charles Marvin Parker, 59, and his wife, Gretchen Dawn Parker, 51.
The Parkers were murdered in their home at 2809 Furman Fendley Highway, Jonesville, on the night of Sunday, July 21, 2013. Charles Parker was shot once in the chest and once in the neck while Gretchen Parker was shot once in the chest. The Parkers were also stabbed repeatedly in the chest and abdomen.
A Union County Sheriff’s deputy investigating a report of a possible burglary at the Parker residence the night of Monday, July 22 found the couple’s bodies. During the ensuing investigation, deputies recovered footage from surveillance cameras on the Parkers’ property that showed the Moodys drive up to the Parker residence and Jeremy Moody holding the Parkers at gunpoint and then forcing them back inside their home. The footage also shows Christine Moody following them into the house holding an object behind her back.
Once the Moody’s identities were confirmed, deputies took them into custody at their home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 23. Both were denied bond and have remained in jail since the day they were arrested.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced that there will be a hearing in reference to the charges against the Moodys on Tuesday. The hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., will be before Judge Lee S. Alford in the Main Courtroom on the second floor of the Union County Courthouse.
No further information about the scheduled hearing was available at press time.
After his arrest, Jeremy Moody made statements implying that the Parkers were not his first victims. Subsequent investigations by the sheriff’s office and law enforcement agencies in Chester and York counties turned up no evidence proving Moody’s claims.
Moody, who has a number of racist tattoos, also claimed involvement with a white supremacist group and that too has been investigated.