Decapitated Released From Jail, Trial Date Set For January

According to The Spokesman-Review, all four members of Decapitated have been released from jail, while they wait to go to trial for kidnapping and rape charges, which they have pleaded not guilty to. These charges stem from an incident that occurred after their August 31 show in Spokane, WA, in which a woman claims to have been gang raped by them. The band were released on their own recognizance and did not have to post bail, which was originally set at $100,000. They are scheduled to go to trial on January 16, and Judge Julie McKay has ordered them not to leave Washington until then. To make sure they comply, they were forced to sign waivers of extradition. They are also forbidden to talk to each other without lawyers present. It is also worth noting that the group have gained the support of Polish politician Dominik Tarczynsk, and that Thy Art Is Murder’s Andy Marsh has given a testimony saying the woman’s injuries were related to moshing.

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Decapitated Members Enter Not Guilty Pleas To Rape & Kidnapping Charges

According to komonews.com, all four members of Decapitated returned to court in Spokane, WA today (October 24), where they pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and rape charges. They are scheduled to go to trial on December 18, but it may get pushed forward to 2018. The band are still in police custody with bail set at $100,000 following an incident that occurred after their August 31 in Spokane, WA.

Decapitated‘s Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski & Hubert Wiecek Make First Court Appearance

Decapitated’s Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski and Hubert Wiecek have made their first court appearance in Spokane, WA today (October 20), following an incident that occurred after the band’s August 31 show in the same city. Both were formally charged with first degree kidnapping, and rape, with Piotrowski being charged in the second-degree, and Wiecek being charged in the third-degree. Their passports have been turned over, and their bail is set at $100,000. The members also aren’t allowed to have any contact with one another. Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko previously appeared in court on October 13, and received similar charges. It is worth noting that Piotrowski‘s attorney, Jeffry Finer has said the members are seeking bail, but are waiting for documents from Poland to “impress the court.”

[via The Spokesman-Review]

Decapitated‘s Waclaw Kieltyka & Michal Lysejko Make First Court Appearance

Decapitated’s Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko have made their first court appearance in Spokane, WA yesterday (October 13), following an incident that occurred after the band’s August 31 show in the same city. Both were formally charged with first degree kidnapping, and rape, with Kieltyka being charged in the second-degree, and Lysejko being charged in the third-degree. Their passports have been turned over, and their bail is set at $100,000. Spokane Superior Court Judge Annette Plese also said that the members can’t have any contact with one another. Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski and Waclaw “Vlogg” Kieltyka are are facing similar charges and are expected to appear in court on October 18. You can find photos from Kieltyka and Lysejko’s appearance ovber at The Spokesman-Review.

Decapitated Issue New Statement Following Official Rape Charges

Earlier today, it was reported that Decapitated have officially been charged with rape following an incident that occurred after the band’s August 31 show in Spokane, WA. Now, the band have issued a new statement regarding the charges, which you can read read below.

Decapitated’s statement:

“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.”

All Four Members Of Decapitated Officially Charged With Rape

According to The Spokesman-Review, Decapitated have officially been charged with rape following an incident that occurred after the band’s August 31 show in Spokane, WA. The band were originally only charged with first degree kidnapping, with a gang rape accusation. Vocalist Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski and guitarist Waclaw “Vlogg” Kieltyka are both charged with second degree rape, while drummer Mikola Llysejko and bassist Hubert Wiecek are charged with third degree rape. Kieltyka is scheduled to appear in Superior Court today, (October 13).

Decapitated Start Extradition Process To Spokane, WA

Decapitated have officially started the extradition process from Los Angeles, CA to Spokane, WA following a first degree kidnapping charge and a gang rape accusation. So far, Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko have been moved, while the other two are still waiting to be transferred at a later date.

The Spokesman-Review have shared some new information on the situation as well, including a statement from attorney Steven Graham who said the following:

“We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit the band of her own free will and left on good terms. The accuser has a documented history of providing false information to the police dating back to 2014.”

A police report offered some of those witnesses’ claims, including one who said the two women were “groping” members of the band earlier that night, and that he later saw the women smoking a cigarette outside the bus, before one of them walked away, while having an angry conversation on her cell phone.

The report also said that one of women claimed to have escaped by kicking Rafal Piotrowski in the groin. After she left, she was charged with a DUI. Although, the member of the the Washington State Patrol that pulled her over said she never told the police anything about sexual assault until she was in custody. The report said “She spoke to someone on the phone and then said to him that her friend was raped by five men downtown.”

It was also revealed that the alleged gang rape victim and her mother are not happy with the way the police are handling the case.

[via The PRP]