SWAT standoff in Ga. uncovers dismembered body

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities in Georgia are trying to make sense of a brutal killing after finding dismembered body parts in the home of a man killed during a police standoff.

A SWAT team sniper shot 34-year-old Chad Moretz on Jan. 11, ending a four-hour standoff when Moretz emerged from his Effingham County home armed with an assault rifle. What investigators found afterward shocked them.

A severed human head and two hands were hidden behind a kitchen cabinet. Other body parts were found in a South Carolina storage locker. Police identified the slain man as 35-year-old Charlie Ray of Savannah.

Ray was a friend of Moretz, who had a history of family violence. Moretz's father is scheduled to stand trial in April for the 2011 slaying of his mother.


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