KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The man charged with killing three people in a northwest Knox Co. townhouse late Monday afternoon admitted to authorities that he shot his wife, but claimed not to remember shooting the other two victims, according to the warrants charging him with three counts of first degree murder.
Authorities did note in the complaint though that Paul Clifford Moore, Jr., was the only one known to have been there at the time of the shootings.
The 51 year-old Moore is charged with first degree murder for the shooting deaths of his wife Christina, her twin sister Bridgett Stagnolia, 39, and 24 year-old Amber Snellings. He is being held on $1.5 million bond.
Police found the victims' bodies around 3:00 p.m. on Monday inside the couple's townhouse on Old Clinton Pike after his brother called 911 to report the incident. Paul Moore, Jr., was arrested at his brother's home a few hours later.
The suspect's pistol was recovered in a wooded area near his brother's house.
The motive appears to be domestic related.