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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.


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

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