By Todd Richissin
A white supremacist couple that murdered a sex offender and his wife at first asked a South Carolina judge for mercy, but then taunted the victims' families and laughed and kissed before being hauled out of court to serve life sentences, according to news reports.
Jeremy Lee Moody and Christine Moody admitted to purposefully targeting and killing the couple in July of last year.
The couple admitted to killing Charles Marvin "Butch" Parker, 59, and his wife Gretchen Dawn Parker, 51, and said that they chose their victims because he was a registered sex offender.
Fox Carolina reported that Parker was convicted of third degree criminal sexual misconduct involving a 31-year-old woman in 2003. He also was convicted in 1991 in a sexual assault case involving a child.
"See you perverts later," Jeremy Moody shouted at Charles Parker's family as he walked out of court, according to The Daily Mail. "That's what child molesters get."
Initially, Jeremy and Christine Moody apologized to the judge and asked for a 30-year sentence so they could see their children and grow old together.
But after Union County Judge Lee Alford handed down the maximum punishment, they showed how they really felt.
"I have no regrets," Christine Moody said on her way out of court, the paper reported. "Killing that pedophile was the best day of my life."
The Moodys plead guilty to murder, kidnapping, burglary and firearm possession.
Jeremy Moody shot both of the victims while Christine Moody slit the wife's throat after they told Parker and his wife why they were going to kill them, authorities have said.
A surveillance camera on Parker's land caught them leaving, and deputies recognized Jeremy Moody from the word 'skinhead' tattooed on his neck and the 'Made in America' tattoo on the side of his head.
Circuit Court Judge Lee Alford handed down the sentence after taking issue with how the couple grinned, exchanged glances and occasionally snickered through most of the hearing, The Charlotte Observer reported. Before they were escorted out of the courtroom, the spouses shared a kiss.
“They’re in this together...they acted in concert,” Alford said, according to the paper. “I would be concerned that they would do the exact same thing to somebody else...because they didn’t like them.”