A person accused of beheading his father and posting a disturbing video on-line displaying the severed head broke inside a army facility to “try and mobilise the National Guard” earlier than he was arrested, federal authorities have revealed.
Justin Mohn, 32, is dealing with prices of first-degree homicide and abusing a corpse after he allegedly shot and beheaded his 68-year-old father Michael Mohn, a federal worker, and publicized it in a 14-minute YouTube video exposing his deranged views and hostility in the direction of the American authorities. The sufferer’s corpse and head, which was wrapped in plastic, had been discovered by his spouse within the toilet of their dwelling in Bucks County‘s Middletown Township on Tuesday night.
Mr Mohn was arrested at a military base in Fort Indiantown Gap, about 100 miles away from the crime scene, shortly after his mother made the gruesome discovery and ran to a neighbour’s home to telephone police, officers with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the FBI revealed on Friday.
According to DA Jennifer Schorn, Mr Mohn drove to the ability in an try to mobilise the National Guard to lift arms and overthrow the federal authorities. Mr Mohn allegedly drove his father’s automotive previous a barricade, jumped a fence to achieve entry inside the bottom and was carrying a loaded 9mm weapon earlier than he was captured.
The gun was legally bought the day earlier than Mr Mohn allegedly killed his father, Ms Schorn stated, and he had volutarily surrendered his authorized marijuana card mere days earlier than with the intention to change into eligible. Ms Schorn stated that the extent of Mr Mohn’s planning present that he was “in a clear state o mind” when he allegedly carried out the assault, and famous that the suspect had no identified historical past of psychological sickness.
However, officers declined to reply questions on calls made by neighbours concerning their concern for Mr Mohn’s behaviour.
It additionally emerged in the course of the presser that Mr Mohn’s former employer had tried to flag his erratic behaviour to native police final yr. Officials stated they may not proceed with an investigation as a result of the employer was “seeking legal advice” on learn how to terminate Mr Mohn.
Officials additionally mentioned the intense concepts that Mr Mohn inspired within the video, which remained on-line for six hours and was seen greater than 5,000 occasions earlier than it was taken down. The video, captioned “Mohn’s militia, a call of arms for American Patriots,” reportedly confirmed Mr Mohn ranting concerning the authorities, the Black Lives Matter motion, LGBTQ+ folks, and giving out directions to “kill federal employees.
Mr Mohn reportedly said that IRS, FBI, courthouse, Border Patrol and US Marshals staff should be “tortured for information” and assassinated, police stated. He went on to leak private details about an native choose, whose title was not launched by authorities in the course of the press convention.
He additionally stated his father, a veteran engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers worker Philadelphia District, was “going to hell” for being a traitor to America. Police stated it appeared Mohn was studying from a script as he railed concerning the authorities.
Michael Mohn’s spouse, Denice Mohn, arrived dwelling and located the physique about 7 pm Tuesday. Responding officers discovered Mohn’s physique within the first-floor toilet and his head inside a plastic bag in a kitchen pot positioned in a first-floor bed room, based on a police affidavit.
Officers stated they discovered bloody rubber gloves in a bed room on the second flooring. Denice Mohn stated her husband’s white Toyota Corolla and her son had been each lacking.
Mr Mohn was driving his father’s automotive when police took him into custody with out incident.
Mohn, who additionally was arrested on a weapons possession cost, was arraigned early Wednesday and held with out bail.
He is scheduled for a listening to on 8 February.