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Bail set at $100,000 for all Decapitated members

Posted by on October 22, 2017

This past Friday (20th), Decapitated vocalist Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek had their first court appearance in Spokane County for allegedly kidnapping and gang raping a woman on their tour bus after their show on August 31st at the Pin in Spokane, Washington. According to The Spokesman-Review, the two members sat down in front of Judge John Cooney who communicated about their individual charges. Piotrowski is charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape while Wiecek is faced with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape charges.

Waclaw Kieltyka (guitarist) and Michal Lysejko (drummer) had their first appearance on the 13th, who both had their bail set at $100,000. Cooney set the singer and bassist’s bail to the same amount, making the entire band formally charged with kidnapping and rape with bail set to $100,00. All four members are not allowed to communicate with each other and had to turn in their passports to their attorneys.

According to The Spokesman-Review, Piotrowski’s attorney, Jeffry Finer, said that the group are pursuing bail, but are waiting on additional documents from Poland to, “impress the court.” This process could take over a week, however, Finer stated:

“Among this group, there are a number of advanced degrees and zero criminal history.”

The Polish death metal act shared on social media just over a week ago (13), expressing that they refute these allegations:

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.”

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