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The murder of a metal bass player was apparently accidentally caught on Facebook video

Back in November, Jason Moody, the bass player in a metal band called Seize the Vatican, was found dead in his home in Bangor, Maine. He’d been murdered.

Five days after he died, a 29-year-old was arrested and charged. Loudersound reports (via Bangor Daily News) that the suspect, Donald Gallek, may have recorded the murder on video. Apparently, he had his smartphone in his shirt pocket and may have inadvertently broadcast everything on Facebook Live.

I quote:

“Gallek had used the Messenger app to call a friend while the pair walked between apartments, and apparently sent an accidental video request to the same friend a few minutes later when he put the phone in his pocket after allegedly being struck by Moody.

“The woman is said to have told police that seconds prior to the phone switching from voice to video mode, she heard ‘what sounded like someone hitting Galleck and heard him say something to the effect of “What the fuck? You just hit me!”‘

This would qualify as a major crime oops. Read the whole story here.

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