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Man Dismembers His Roommate And Puts Him In Garbage Bags

After family members discovered two waste bags filled with human remains inside his residence, a guy was detained.

After being accused of brutally shooting his roommate in the head and dismembering him, a Seattle man was charged with premeditated first-degree murder.

According to the Seattle Times, Nicholas Van Cleave was apprehended when family members of Richard Lavietes entered the 41-year-house with a spare key and discovered two trash bags filled with what seemed to be human remains.

The paperwork does not specify who would represent Van Cleave, who is currently incarcerated on a $2 million bond.

According to criminal documents, Lavietes’ corpse was discovered when a coworker requested a welfare check on Monday.

She told a dispatcher she was worried for her coworkers after he was forced to take a pistol from his roommate, whom she characterized as mentally disturbed, according to court documents.

Van Cleave and Lavietes were pals, according to cops, and the accused was asked to live with him after he lost his job.

According to the accusations, Lavietes was shot five times in the back of the head before being dismembered by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

“After murdering the victim, the defendant then took the extensive and extreme steps to hide the crime including dismembering the victim’s body, concealing the remains in multiple places throughout the home, and then concocting an elaborate story to cover up his act of murder when contacted by police.” said Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Aubony G. Burns in charging documents.

When Lavietes’ family arrived at the house, Van Cleave greeted them and informed them that they should not enter.

He allegedly informed them that Lavietes had gone camping for two days and had forgotten his car and telephone.

According to the records, he also looked to be obstructing access to the upstairs.

According to records, when family members investigated upstairs, they discovered two huge garbage bags in Lavietes’ master bathroom with blood on and near them.

One sack was heavy when picked up and seemed to contain meat and bone.

On the afternoon of May 1, a witness said she observed Van Cleave walk to his car, which was parked around the corner from their apartments, many times.

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