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Man Who Allegedly Beat Woman To Death With Bat Indicted

Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 20:02:09-05

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) – The man who told officers that “God told me to beat the demon from the woman downstairs” has been indicted on one count of murder.

Hunter L. Moore was charged with murder after police were called to a situation on Markham Drive in August. Upon arrival, police say that a detective found the unresponsive woman lying on the floor.

The victim was Denise Rene Hamilton, 53. She was Moore’s caretaker.

According to the arrest citation, Moore told police that he was upstairs when God told him to beat the demon out of Hamilton. Moore stated that he then went downstairs with a baseball bat and hit Hamilton in the head, arms, and knees. He said he then “attempted to beat the demon from the woman’s stomach”.

A grand jury indicted Moore on one count of murder. A court hearing scheduled for Moore Thursday was postponed.