Deputies from the Union County, South Carolina, Sheriff’s Office arrested racist skinheads Jeremy Lee Moody, 30, and Christine Moody, 36, for the alleged murder of a local couple, one of whom was a registered sex offender, on July 21.
Deputies had found the victims’ bodies two days earlier. One victim, Charles Parker, the registered sex offender, had gunshot wounds to the neck and chest; his wife Gretchen had a gunshot wound to her chest. The bodies also had multiple stab wounds.
Law enforcement officials characterized Jeremy Moody as a possible vigilante, reporting that he had told them he had gone to the Parker residence because Charles Parker was a registered sex offender (the names and addresses of registered sex offenders are easily accessible on the Internet). Jeremy Moody reportedly had intended to kill another sex offender on the day of his arrest.
Both Moodys had been white supremacists for some time; Moody claimed earlier in 2013 that he had been a skinhead for 16 years. He sports numerous white supremacist tattoos. The Anti-Defamation League first became aware of Jeremy Moody in 2010. At that time, Moody identified himself as a member of Crew 38, a “support group” for the Hammerskins, a large and violent racist skinhead group.
Around this time, Jeremy Moody also penned an 85-page self-published screed, Yesterday, Today and Forever, explicating his bigoted views about Jews, blacks, homosexuals and others. Moody sold copies of the book for the symbolically important amount of $14.88 (“14” is a reference to the white supremacist slogan known as the “14 Words,” while “88” is white supremacist code for “Heil Hitler”).
Both he and his wife Christine frequently adopted the last name of “Mengele” in their on-line postings; Josef Mengele was the infamous Nazi doctor who performed medical experiments at Auschwitz. Both Moodys had a history of making racist comments that often resulted in the subsequent deletion of on-line profiles they had created. In comments on a Facebook profile, they also both expressed a love of the popular television show Dexter, about a serial killer who engages in vigilante-style killings of other murderers.
In early June 2013, the Moodys joined a new racist skinhead group, Die Auserwahlten Skins, created by a disenchanted member of another white supremacist group, the Aryan Terror Brigade, in early 2013. As of January 2013, the group claimed some 25–30 members around the country.
The Moodys expressed interest in creating a South Carolina branch of the Auserwalhten Skins. Christine Moody took on the role of a recruiter for the group, though she complained in late June that it was hard to find recruits “when all the white bitches down here have fu–ed ni—rs and the men are all a bunch of drug addicts.” Ironically, both Moodys were arrested in 2012 on narcotics distribution charges.
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