Earlier this morning we discovered that all Decapitated members have been extradited from California to Washington and are faced with kidnapping and rape charges. The Polish death metal band has shared an official statement, their first since September 14th, explaining a few details surrounding their case:
“An update – following extradition from California to Washington, the band has now been charged. We’d like to emphasise; the Spokane Police Department has pressed charges as procedural formality, without doing so, they would be forced to release band – this is not a conviction or any indication of guilt or innocence. Once again, we ask that everyone wait for each party’s case to be presented and await the court’s decision. With that said, whilst cases are being prepared on both sides, some facts are indisputable at this point – that the original officer who took the complaint from the accuser stated, “I do not have probable cause that a rape occurred”, and it’s taken a full 30 days to file charges, which is right up against the point at which the defendants would legally have had to be released.
The band firmly refutes the allegations and are confident that once the facts and evidence have been seen and heard, they will be released and able to return home.
Individuals who were present on the night in question with information about the case are asked to reach out to the defense lawyer, Steve Graham of Spokane, Washington.”
What everyone needs to know is exactly what the band stated, “this is not a conviction or indication of guilt or innocence.” The group continues to refute these accusations and are fully confident that they have enough facts and evidence to prove their innocence.
We have previously heard a few statements including the volunteer who witnessed these two women “groping” a few members and drinking “clear liquid,” appeared to look like alcohol. However, there’s an official police report stating that a girl was raped, so during times like these, it’s best to refrain from all judgments and opinions until the truth reveals itself.