BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to a fatal beating in Maine that was captured on his cellphone, but not saved, was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison.
Prosecutors said he got into a confrontation with Moody after he was asked to leave Moody’s apartment because Galleck was fighting with his girlfriend.
A friend of Galleck’s later told police he accidentally broadcast the incident to her over his cellphone on Facebook Messenger, but the video wasn’t saved or downloaded. It could not be presented to a jury as evidence.
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Galleck apologized to Moody’s family in court Friday, saying “there are no words that can express the regret I have for” Moody’s death.
Friends and family of Moody described how they’ve been affected by his death. They said that the sentence wasn’t long enough.
Galleck was previously charged with depraved indifference murder and intentional or knowing murder. Galleck entered an Alford plea, admitting that the prosecution could prove he is guilty of manslaughter but disagreeing with the facts of the case that would have been presented at a trial.
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