ATLANTA - A man charged with killing two teen cousins is pleading guilty in the death penalty case.
Channel 2’s Tom Jones was at the Fulton County Courthouse when Jeremy Moody, 35, faced a judge Wednesday. He is charged with stabbing Delarlonva “Del” Mattox, 15, and his cousin, Chrisondra Kimble, 13, to death in April 2007. Kimble was also raped.
Kimble’s mother found the teens’ nude bodies in a wooded area behind Bethune Elementary School in College Park, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors said Moody's ex-girlfriend called police and told them he admitted to killing the teens because he thought they were drug dealers, and he planned to rob them.
"He told her, ‘I killed two people. They're in the woods near my mom's house. I’ve got to move them. I'm afraid of them being found,’” prosecutor Pete Johnson said.
Moody originally entered a not guilty plea, but tried to change it to not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday morning. Later, Jones learned Moody had settled on a guilty plea.
Prosecutors said they made no deal with Moody to reach a guilty plea. When the plea is signed, the case will move to the penalty phase.
Trial is pending against co-defendant William Felts.