Officials say Necrophilia motivated stepdad in killing

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Gregory Graf, Credit:

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say necrophilia motivated a Pennsylvania man to fatally shoot his stepdaughter last month.

Gregory Graf was charged after police found 33-year-old Jessica Padgett’s body buried on his property in Northampton County.

District Attorney John Morganelli said Friday that Graf videotaped himself sexually abusing the body. Authorities say they found the video on Graf’s computer on Thursday.

Morganelli says the 53-year-old fencing company owner confessed to killing Padgett, a mother who worked at a day care. Padgett’s mother was in Florida at the time of the slaying.

Graf is being held without bail on a homicide charge. Morganelli says he will also be charged with abuse of a corpse.

Graf doesn’t have a lawyer.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.