Assisting suicide charges filed for participant in game of Russian Roulette

On November 7, 2021, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to a home in
Fairfield, Iowa on a report that an individual in the home had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The reporting party, 21 year old Finnegan Edward Malloy, reported that 19 year old Caleb Heisel had shot
himself in the head while playing “Russian Roulette.” Mr. Heisel was deceased upon the arrival of law
enforcement and medical personnel, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. A revolver-style
firearm with one spent cartridge was located at the scene, believed to belong to Mr. Malloy. Due to the
circumstances surrounding the death, the body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy.
Mr. Malloy was arrested on November 24 by Fairfield Police, and is charged in Jefferson County with
one count of Assisting Suicide, and one count of Aiding and Abetting Reckless Use of a Firearm, each a Class C
These charges are simply an accusation of criminal activity, and Mr. Malloy is innocent unless and until
proven guilty in a court of law.