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Murder suspect misses bond hearing while in hospital

Friday, June 1, 2012 12:46 PM
Last updated 9:31 PM
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Richmond County sheriff’s investigators said a murder suspect has been hospitalized.

Robert Moody, 55, did not show for a bond hearing Friday morning because he was in the hospital. His bond was set at $27,700.

Moody was jailed after he shot his 23-year-old son, Rocky Moody, in the chest with a shotgun at their home on Red Bird Road around 5:40 p.m. Monday, police said.

Police said that the father and son had a history of problems and that the father had been assaulted by his son before the shooting.

Authorities would not discuss Moody’s injuries because of privacy laws.

Sheriff’s Maj. Gene Johnson, who is in charge of the Richmond County jail, would not confirm that Moody was being treated.

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Fiat_Lux 06/01/12 - 02:13 pm
Man, oh man.

This is unbelievably sad. There really are no words to describe a family situation so dysfunctional that a parent kills his own child or vice versa. It must have been a long time coming to have gotten to the point of actual homicide, or rather, filicide. Just sad.

JohnBrownAug 06/02/12 - 04:51 am
Robert Moody is a hard

Robert Moody is a hard working, reliable person I can attest to. I hope he and his wife manage to get over this tragedy.

Whatever123 06/03/12 - 09:11 am
For whatever it's worth....

Some of us have suffered thru abusive kids and years of their trouble. Sometimes it just ends badly. Robert is a good, hard-working man and loves all his kids. This is a tragedy a long time coming. You make your own fate....

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