An accused necrophiliac has been jailed after he reportedly filmed the rape of his own stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett. The 33-year-old woman was reported missing back in November, but was only missing for about five days when her body was found and her stepfather, Gregory Graf, was arrested. The Daily Mail reports that the 53-year-old man confessed to killing Padgett close to a month ago, but new details have come to light as of this week.
Graf reportedly shot Jessica Padgett with the full intent and motive to sexually assault her dead body. To make the crime even more disturbing, the man filmed the sex acts and saved the movie on his computer. He then buried his stepdaughter's body behind a shed on the same property where he resided with the young woman's mother -- his wife. Police reportedly found the video on Graf's computer a day before her body was discovered.
Gregory Graf wants to escape the responsibility of paying for his own defense, even though the business owner is relatively wealthy. He applied to be assigned a public defender, citing that he did not want to financially burden his family. A judge has declared that he must pay for his own defense, but he reportedly does not want to comply with this order.
The Springfield Patch reports that Graf shot Padgett in the head in a planned assassination, fully intending on having sex with her corpse. He has been charged with abuse of a corpse -- an obvious charge given the video proof that he is a necrophiliac. He has also been charged with criminal homicide and possession with intent to deliver, which stems from the marijuana growing operation found in his home when he was arrested.
Believe it or not, necrophilia is in the news seemingly often. In mid-November, a South African man was sentenced to six life terms after he raped and killed multiple people. He was also accused of defiling at least one of his victims' bodies. In July, a California man was sentenced to only two years in prison after he was reportedly caught having sex with the remains of a woman that he was hired to care for as a nurse. The Huffington Post reported that Alejandro Razo was caught by a colleague engaged in sexual intercourse with the woman's body after he had been entrusted to prepare her for mortuary transport.
[Photo credit: The Daily Mail/Padgett Family photo]