UPDATE: Victim in Georgetown murder identified


Hunter Moore, 36. Courtesy: Scott Co. Detention Center

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WDKY) – Georgetown police have identified the victim after a man was charged with murder in connection with a homicide investigation in Georgetown.

According to officers, the victim is Denise Rene Hamilton, 53, who was reportedly the caretaker of the suspect, 36-year-old Hunter Moore.

Police were called around 4:30 p.m. Thursday when a neighbor found a Hamilton lying on the floor inside a home on Markham Drive, investigators said.

Police say Moore was also at the home when investigators arrived at the scene.

That man, Hunter Moore, 36, is now charged with murder. He was booked into the Scott County Detention Center. Online jail records show his first court appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. August 7.

According to Moore’s arrest citation, he said he heard God tell him to beat a demon from Hamilton.

He reportedly went downstairs with a baseball bat and hit Hamilton in the head, arms and knees before he then attempted to beat the demon from her stomach.

Moore reportedly told police that Hamilton asked him why he was beating her. He said he felt bad for beating the woman.

Authorities have been called to the home before to investigate previous disturbances, according to the Georgetown Police Department.

The house where this happened is less than a quarter-mile from Southern Elementary School. While police investigated at the home, parents gathered with their kids for a school open house just down the street.

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