(HorizonPost.com) – Middletown Township Police in Pennsylvania arrested a 32-year-old man who beheaded his father and then displayed the decapitated head in a video he posted on YouTube, NBC News reported.
In a statement to NBC News, Middletown Police Captain Pete Feeney said Justin Mohn was taken into custody early Wednesday morning on charges of first-degree murder, abusing a corpse, and possession of an instrument of crime with intent.
Mohn was arraigned at 4:00 a.m. where he was denied bail.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said police were called to a home in Middletown at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30 after receiving a report of a dead male. The 911 call was placed by the victim’s wife.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the decapitated body of Michael Mohn in the bathroom. In the bathtub, officers found a large kitchen knife and machete, CNN reported.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Michael Mohn’s head was later found in the first-floor bedroom next to the bathroom, wrapped in a plastic bag inside a cooking pot.
Police also noted in the affidavit that a video made by the victim’s son had been uploaded to Justin Mohn’s YouTube channel.
In the video, Mohn identifies himself before reading a statement in which he spouted far-right conspiracy theories. At one point, Mohn displays what appears to be the bloodied head of his father.
The 32-year-old Mohn claimed that his father, a 20-year employee of the federal government, was a “traitor” to the country.
In the video, Mohn railed against the Biden administration, the BLM movement, and Antifa.
The 14-minute video remained on YouTube for hours after Mohn’s arrest.
YouTube said in a statement that the video was removed from the platform for violating its policy on graphic violence. Mohn’s YouTube channel was also taken down for violating the platform’s policies on violent extremism.
YouTube said it was searching for any re-uploads of the video that would also be removed.
Mohn’s next court appearance is scheduled for February 8.
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