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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 30-year-old man and his wife targeted and killed a sex offender and his wife in their Union County home and planned to kill others on South Carolina's sex offender registry.

Sheriff David Taylor said Jeremy Moody and his 36-year-old wife Christine were both charged with murder Wednesday, two days after a Jonesville couple was found dead in their home.

Taylor said the suspect picked 59-year-old Charles Parker at random and went to his house pretending to have car trouble. Taylor said Jeremy Moody told deputies that he told the couple he was killing them because Parker was a child molester.

Authorities say both victims were shot and stabbed.

The sheriff says Moody told investigators they arrested him just before he planned to kill another sex offender.

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