Pennsylvania Man Videotaped Himself Having Sex With Stepdaughter’s Corpse
A Pennsylvania man is accused of killing his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, then videotaping himself having sex with her corpse, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Friday.
Morganelli said the video confirmed what Gregory R. Graf, 53, told investigators on the day he was charged with homicide last month that he wanted to have sex with Padgett, and that he did so after she was dead, Philly.com reports.
The recording was discovered on his computer.
[su_center_ad]Graf killed Padgett by shooting her in the back on the head in order to have sex with her body, Morganelli said.
An abuse-of-corpse charge will be filed against Graf..
Since it’s a misdemeanor, it means Morganelli won’t be able to seek the death penalty because the alleged sexual abuse occurred after she was killed.
There’s something missing here – like the part about murder.
According to the video, Graf committed a variety of sexual acts against his 33-year-old stepdaughter, of Whitehall Township, who once described him as like a second father on social media.
Graf allegedly shot Padgett in the back of the head on Nov. 21 and hid her body on his property while family and friends searched for her.
Police also discovered a marijuana-growing operation on Graf’s property that police discovered as they searched for Padgett, according to Philly.com.
According to The Morning Call, Graf told President Judge Stephen Baratta that he wanted a taxpayer-funded lawyer in order to avoid spending money that his family could otherwise use.
Graf said his assets are held jointly with his wife, Danelle, the mother of Padgett, and he did not want to deplete them.
“Like I said, I just don’t want to take away the funds from the family,” Graf, the owner of a fencing company, said.
Morganelli blasted Graf’s request saying his own financial disclosures to the public defender’s office showed that he can afford to pay for an attorney.
“Mr. Graf has just basically told you that he’d rather waste the taxpayer money on his defense than his own [money],” Morganelli told Baratta.
Jessica’s disappearance prompted an exhaustive search, and a Facebook page dedicated to finding her with 8,248 members. She was a recently married mother of three children.
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