On Wednesday, a Pennsylvania man, Justin Mohn of Middletown Township, was ordered to be held without bail after being charged with the murder of his father, including the disturbing act of showcasing his decapitated head in a YouTube video, according to a statement from the local prosecutor’s office.
In a Bucks County court on Wednesday, Mohn faced charges of first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse, and possession of an instrument of crime.
The 32-year-old was ordered to remain in custody by the judge, as stated by the district attorney’s office.
The incident unfolded on Tuesday evening when the police responded to a call from Mohn’s mother at the family’s Middletown Township home.
Upon arrival, they discovered Mohn’s 68-year-old father, Michael, decapitated in a bathroom, surrounded by a significant amount of blood, with a knife and machete found in the bathtub, according to the prosecutor.
Following the gruesome act, Mohn posted a 14-minute video on YouTube titled “Mohn’s Militia – Call to Arms for American Patriots,” as detailed in a probable-cause affidavit available online.
In the video, Mohn twice displayed his father’s head to viewers, identifying him by name and proclaiming that “he is now in hell for eternity,” as he read from a script, according to the police document.
He also said his father, who worked for the federal government, was a traitor, railed against the Biden administration and described himself as a militia leader, NBC News reported.
Hours after police responded to the grisly scene, authorities took Mohn into custody at the Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training center in Lebanon County, about 110 miles (177 km) from the home.