The prosecutor says the suspect accused of killing and beheading his father had bought a gun the day before

Doylestown, Pa. (AP) — The man accused of shooting and decapitating his father in their Northeast Philadelphia home and posting a video of the severed head on social media had purchased a gun the day before, the district attorney said Friday.

At a news conference in Doylestown, Bucks County District Attorney Jennifer Schorn said Justin De Mohn was “acting with a clear mind” when he allegedly killed his father and then drove nearly two hours to the Pennsylvania National Guard Training Center, where he was arrested. She said that an autopsy showed that his father was shot in the head before he was beheaded with a knife and a machete.

Poppy, 32, what He was arrested late Tuesday At Fort Indiantown Gap. His mother discovered the remains of her husband, Michael F. Mohn, in the Levittown home where the three lived together.

Justin Mohn’s video, which YouTube removed several hours later, included rants about government, a topic he also embraced with violent rhetoric in writings he posted online several years ago.

Michael Mohn worked as an engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Geographic Environment Division in the Philadelphia District.

Justin Mohn faces charges of first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and possession of criminal tools. He is being held without bail. A woman answering the phone at the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office on Friday said they represented him and said the office declined further comment.

In the YouTube videoJustin Mohn picked up his father’s head and recognized it. Police said he appeared to be reading from a script as he encouraged violence against government officials, calling his father a 20-year federal employee and a traitor. A. also built A variety of conspiracy theories And the rants about the Biden administration, immigration and borders, fiscal policy, urban crime, and the war in Ukraine.

Denise Mohn arrived at her home in suburban Levittown around 7 p.m. Tuesday and found her husband’s body, but her son and a car were missing, police said. According to a police affidavit, there was a machete and blood-stained rubber gloves at the scene.

In August 2020, Mohn wrote that people born in or after 1991 — the year of his birth — should carry out a “bloody revolution.”

Mohn apparently drove his father’s car to Fort Indiantown Gap in central Pennsylvania and was arrested. Cell phone signals helped pinpoint his location, according to Angela Watson, communications director for the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Watson said he was on foot and carrying a gun when he was arrested.

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Solforo reported from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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