A 53-year-old man has been charged for killing his step-daughter and sleeping with her corpse.
A 53-year-old man, Gregory Graf, has been charged for the murder of his 33-year-old step-daughter, Jessica Padgett, as well as sexually defiling her corpse, and making a video of the act.
The Pennsylvania man is also being considered for a mental health defense for the gruesome crime of necrophilia.
According to Huffington Post, the Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, says the defense waived the hearing after viewing a videotape that authorities allege Graf made of himself sexually abusing the victim's body.
Morganelli has said necrophilia was Graf's motive.
But Graf's defense attorney, John McMahon, said he will seek a mental health evaluation, although he's unaware of prior mental problems.
Court reports that in Padgett wa last seen on 21st November, 2014, and her body was later found buried behind a shed on the property where Graf lives with her mother.
Autopsy reports showed that she had been murdered and sexually abused and tests results matched Graf's DNA to dried semen found on the corpse.