UNION (AP) — A couple claiming to belong to a group identified as a white supremacist organization has pleaded guilty to killing a man and his wife in Union County because he was a registered sex offender.
Authorities say Jeremy and Christine Moody killed 59-year-old Charles Parker and his 51-year-old wife Gretchen Parker last July, stabbing and shooting them.
Investigators say the Moodys are members of a loosely organized online white supremacist group called Crew 41 and decided to kill Parker because he had taken advantage of a disabled woman.
The couple smiled at each other as they entered the Union County courthouse Tuesday.
They face a maximum punishment of life in prison when they are sentenced at the end of the hearing. Prosecutors say no deal was made with the couple.