Man accused of killing teens pleads guilty

8:44 AM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
  • Delarlonva Mattox and Chrisondra Kimble
  • (Fulton County Jail)
    
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ATLANTA -- Just after prosecutors gave their opening statements Wednesday in the trial of Jeremy Moody, the suspect pleaded guilty.

Moody, 35, is charged with murder, rape, kidnapping, aggravated assault and obstruction in the April 2007 deaths of 15-year-old Delarlonva Mattox and 13-year-old Chrisondra Kimble.

The sentencing phase of the trial is set to begin Apr. 15. Jurors will decide if Moody gets the death penalty.

The victims' bodies were found in the woods behind Bethune Elementary School in south Fulton County, a day after they were last seen leaving a nearby convenience store.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner said both teens, who were cousins, were stabbed multiple times in the head, throat and chest. Kimble was also sexually assaulted.

Moody was arrested at a Greyhound bus station a day after the bodies were found.

The suspect set himself on fire in his cell at the Fulton County Jail in early 2010.

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