Jason Moody, bassist in the metal band Seize the Vatican, was allegedly killed by a man who unintentionally recorded the incident on Facebook video.
Moody, 40, was attacked and left for dead in Bangor, Maine. He was found unconscious after an altercation last year, on November 11.
According to a report in Bangor Daily News, newly released affidavits reveal that the suspect behind the killing, 29-year-old Donald Gallek, filmed the attack on Facebook video without realising. Gallek is accused of brutally assaulting Moody and leaving him for dead.
The document reveal that Gallek, who is described as being “transient”, was at Moody’s home when he allegedly got into an argument with Moody’s girlfriend. After asking him to move on, the two later got into a fight when accommodation for Gallek couldn’t be found.
The documents go on to show that Gallek unintentionally started a video chat with an acquaintance who, after being unable to see anything initially, went on to see the attack in full.
Further details in the Washington Post reveal that Gallek allegedly called Moody’s girlfriend after the attack, telling her that he’d left Moody on the ground and that he was “going to prison for 15 to 20 years.”
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to our bassist, our friend, and most importantly, our brother,…
Announcing the death of Moody last year, the band wrote: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to our bassist, our friend, and most importantly, our brother, Jason Moody. Jason passed away at 1:55 PM as a result of injuries sustained in a physical altercation, the cause of which is still unclear.
“Jason was a phenomenal bassist, and an even better friend. Rest in Power, Brother. We’ll meet again at Odin’s table. We love you, so much.”