After a Gruesome Murder, a Horrifying YouTube Video

Pennsylvania's Justin Mohr accused of decapitating his 'traitor' father, displaying head in online clip
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2024 7:23 AM CST
Man Accused of Decapitating Dad, Displaying Head on YouTube
Stock photo.   (Getty Images/Daniel Tadevosyan)

January has come to a gruesome end in Pennsylvania's Bucks County, where a man has been accused of beheading his own father and displaying his head in a grisly YouTube video. Law enforcement sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that 32-year-old Justin Mohn was arrested Tuesday night in Fort Indiantown Gap and charged with first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse, and possessing an instrument of a crime. The arrest came after police in Middletown Township responded to a call of a deceased male around 7pm local time on Tuesday at a Levittown home, per a release from the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.

The call reportedly came from the wife of the victim, identified by sources as Michael Mohn, Justin Mohn's father. When police arrived at the scene, they found the elder Mohn's body in a bathroom, with sources noting he'd been decapitated. Per the release, Justin Mohn fled the scene in his father's vehicle, but WPVI reports that police were able to track him by pinging his cellphone, leading to his arrest in Lebanon County. In between the alleged murder and arrest, Mohn allegedly appeared in a YouTube video, displaying his father's head in a plastic bag and in a cooking pot, reports NBC News.

In the nearly 15-minute clip, Mohn reportedly called his father, who he says was a federal employee, a "traitor" and said all federal officials should die. Mohn also reportedly ranted about "far-left woke mobs," the LGBTQ+ community, Black Lives Matter, and the Biden administration. The video remained on YouTube for hours before it was yanked. Police say they've had "contact" with Mohn in the past, and that they've located a video "associated with this event"; it's not clear if it's the same video that made the rounds online. Police say Mohn is being held without bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 8. (More murder stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.