O’Brien broke right into a neighbor’s house, threw a girl within the residence to the bottom, and ran to their yard the place he hid behind a fence. When cops surrounded him, he tried to cost at them with a knife, however was tasered with a stun gun and arrested.
As this was taking place, the house he was renting was engulfed in flames, and dwell ammunition was going off. There have been “military-grade flame throwers” additionally inflicting the hearth to get even larger, leading to his complete house burning down. Firefighters labored for hours to place out the blaze. There aren’t any fees in opposition to O’Brien on account of the blaze. Upon inspection of O’Brien’s house, police discovered a cache of weapons, rounds of ammunition, and probably explosive gadgets.
O’Brien was sentenced on March sixteenth, in line with Blabbermouth. The sentence included time served and 5 years probation. O’Brien was ordered to pay $23,793.45 in restitution and render 150 hours of group service. He was ordered to get drug and alcohol evaluations and should abstain from alcohol and managed substance use throughout his probation. He shall be topic to random drug testing.
Shortly after his arrest, O’Brien appeared in court docket carrying an anti-suicide vest, along with his ankles chained collectively, and bail was set at $50,000. He was advised by a choose that he would want to move a drug check if he had been to be bonded out of jail. He ultimately posted the surety bond.
Whereas O’Brien shouldn’t be at present a member of Cannibal Corpse, in a 2019 interview, frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher stated the band was “100% behind” O’Brien in coping with his struggles. Talking to The Jasta Present, Fisher stated “We love him. We would like him again. However once I noticed him within the court docket with the vest, dude, I cried. As a result of we simply bought house from tour… We want the perfect for him, and we’re simply ready to see [what happens]. He is bought a highway forward of him nonetheless with authorized points, and that is out of our arms. We assist him one hundred pc; we’re behind him one hundred pc.”
“When folks had been seeing [TV reports about] it — I believe on the Tampa information, they had been fairly good with him. They only stated he was among the best guitar gamers in loss of life steel in America, and on this planet, and he is extremely revered. And so they did not actually trash him in any respect. And so they confirmed him on TV.”
“Within the steel world, I believe typically, everybody was, like, ‘Get effectively quickly. I did not spend an excessive amount of time studying stuff on-line, as a result of that is whenever you get individuals who simply wanna say nasty stuff simply to be nasty.”
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