Jury Might Not See Alleged Facebook Video Of Fatal Beating

Jan 25, 2019

BANGOR, Maine - 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.