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Deadly Duo: Jeff and Jessica McCord killed her ex-husband, Alan Bates, and his new wife, Terra Bates; Both sentenced to life in prison


Terra and Alan Bates
Terra and Alan Bates

Find-A-Grave: Alan Geoffrey Bates
Find-A-Grave: Terra Klugh Bates
Ex-officer, wife linked to killings
Woman suspect in double murder once was fired after attack
No bond or woman accused of murder
Trial to begin for woman accused of killing her ex
Trial to begin for woman accused for killing two
Jury convicts McCord of capital murder
McCord sentenced to life without parole in slayings
McCord sentenced to life in double slayings
Plot revealed in grisly Morgan County discovery
Terra and Alan Bates{desc: Murdered by Jessica and Jeff McCord}
Jessica McCord: The Mother of Bitter Evil Ex Wives
Parents of slain couple sue jailed killers
Killer in custody case agrees to forfeit book or movie profits

Death Trap

I’d Kill For You: Bloody Custody
Snapped: Jessica McCord
Deadly Women: An Eye for an Eye

Jessica McCord – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Jeff McCord – pled guilty, sentenced to 2 terms of life in prison, eligible for parole after 24 years 6 months


Jeff McCord

AIS: 00228703
Race: W
Sex: M
Birth Year: 1970
Code: LP (Life with Parole Possible)



AIS: 00228844
Race: W
Sex: F
Birth Year: 1971
Code: LW (Life without Parole)


5 Responses

  1. Do you know of any other books about this case? M. Phelps’s “Death Trap” is very thoroughly researched, but it’s so poorly written! I think Mr. Phelps would do well to review your blog’s comment policy, or perhaps take a refresher course in middle school English grammar;
    he also inserts his own opinion too often.

  2. are you kidding me he was a police officer and snapped said he was eligible for parole in 2017 he callously killed two people without remorse and he will be eligible in 2017 that’s insane I hope he rots in jail he shouldn’t even get parole let alone after such a short period wtf Jeff McCord showed no mercy y should he get any.

  3. Jeff McCord was known as Kelly when we were all growing up together. As one of his close friends, all the way thru school, I was completely shocked he did this. We ALL were. He was one of the kindest guys ever. I don’t know that any of us will understand fully why he did this. The fact that it was so cold and calculated was so out of character for the guy we all knew. Something inside of him snapped hard. I’m so sorry for the families of those he killed. I’m not making any excuses for him… I just felt that who he was, before life happened and he did this awful thing, needed to be said.

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