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Jury might not see alleged Facebook video of fatal beating

January 25, 2019

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Officials say a Facebook Messenger video chat that allegedly showed a man beating another man to death won’t be seen by a jury because it wasn’t apparently saved.

Twenty-nine-year-old Donald Galleck pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in connection with the 2018 death of 40-year-old Jason Moody. The Bangor Daily News reports a court affidavit reported Galleck was on a Facebook Messenger call when the altercation with Moody began, and reported captured live video of the fatal beating.

A Facebook spokeswoman said “calls made over Messenger are not accessible by Facebook.” She did not answer a question asking if users can save video calls.

The Maine attorney general’s office declined to comment on whether the Facebook audio and video of the call had been saved.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com

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