SICKENING footage appears to show a son filming his mum’s savage murder on Facebook Live as he sobs, smeared in blood.
Jeffrey Antonio Langford Jr, 24, is accused of shooting Graciela Laura Holker, 45, dead at their Utah home on Saturday night.
In the first of three videos, all too distressing to show, Langford can be seen weeping and saying “mom” before moving the camera to focus on the dead woman’s bloody head.
He claims he didn’t kill her, but also says she is not dead and he needs to “finish the job”, ABC4 reports.
In the second video, Langford repeats the claim that Holker killed herself and says he does not want to go to jail.
The final clip shows the sobbing man claiming to have lost his mum on the same day as his father.
Police said his father had died years earlier. Comments on Facebook suggested he had died in a shooting accident.
According to ABC4, Langford gave two conflicting accounts of his mum’s death. He allegedly stated that she had killed herself in front of him, before later saying she had shot herself after going outside their North Salt Lake home.
In a police interview, Langford later said he and his mother had been drinking, and that she’d taken a Klonopin sedative pill.
He said he hadn’t called 911 because he was scared she would shoot him.
Police found the handgun in the victim’s right hand, but said it was not indicative of suicide.
The six-round cylinder was also found to have three unspent rounds and three empty chambers with nothing in them.
The three spent casings were found in Langford’s room, away from his mum’s body.
Langford has now been charged with first-degree felony murder and second-degree felony obstruction of justice, over claims he lied about Holker’s death.
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The alleged murder comes only seven months after Brenton Tarrant used Facebook to live-stream himself killing 51 worshippers in a mosque in Christ Church, New Zealand.
In October, the gunman in Halle, Germany, livestreamed his attack online for 35 minutes on Amazon’s streaming platform, Twitch.
Social media platforms are now under increasing pressure to regulate the use of its live-streaming feature, with Facebook already unveiling a range of measures to encourage early detection of crimes.