Juggalos are like children Defendant in Price ‘Juggalo’ murder case wants to be tried as a juvenile

Apparently, the juvenile court system was of little help in the past for Seagraves.

October 06, 2010

A judge will decide if JUGGALO Ian Seagraves, 18, of Cresco, will be tried as a juvenile or as an adult on murder charges in the February 2009 fatal stabbing of Michael Goucher, 21, of East Stroudsburg, in Price Township.

Defense attorney Joseph D’Andrea appeared with Seagraves before Monroe County President Judge Ronald Vican on Tuesday, requesting to have Seagraves’ case decertified from adult court to juvenile court. Seagraves was 17 at the time of the murder.

D’Andrea’s goal is to convince the judge that Seagraves would be more amenable to treatment in the juvenile system than in the adult system, which focuses mainly on incarceration. No testimony was presented during Tuesday’s court appearance, but D’Andrea submitted a report by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Berger of Moosic who had reviewed Seagraves’ prior juvenile record and mental history.

First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso opposes the defense’s request to have Seagraves’ case decertified to juvenile court, saying Seagraves should be tried as an adult. The judge will review both sides’ arguments and issue a ruling at a later date.

Shawn Freemore, 20, of Cresco, is charged along with Seagraves in the murder.

Freemore and Seagraves call themselves members of the Juggalos. While the Juggalos define themselves as a nonviolent family for misunderstood young people, police classify them as a gang.

According to information and evidence gathered by police, Goucher and Freemore met as friends online prior to the murder and set up a date and time to meet in person. Freemore and Seagraves then decided they were going to rob and kill Goucher when he came to meet Freemore.

Goucher arrived and was murdered, after which his body was left covered under snow in a wooded area.

Goucher’s family reported him missing, after which an investigation led to police finding the body and charging Seagraves and Freemore.

— Andrew Scott

He made an adult decision to murder someone for no good reason. The only reason to ever take a life is if its you or them. He should be tried as an adult but of course our wonderful judicial system will probably fail the victim again as it always does.

2 responses to “Juggalos are like children Defendant in Price ‘Juggalo’ murder case wants to be tried as a juvenile

  1. That’s funny, if i remember right, the juggalo holocaust talks about killing and raping juggalos and juggalettes all the time. Then you wanna spout off about killing only when it’s life or death. I bet your the kinda of person that would let Mark Long spend 20 years in prison. BTW Mark Long is a man that raped a little 8 year old girl of 19 times. Now me on the other hand I might let him spend those 20 years inside but one step out side of those doors and he will be introduced to a bullet to his doom piece. One idiot calls himself a juggalo and kills someone and you people start telling people that all juggalos are this way. Laugh, Seagrave’s isn’t in my Family so….And BTW that little 8 year girl is my little sister.


  2. That was 5 years ago and I don’t live with her, and i didn’t live with her then. In fact I lived over 200 miles away when it took place. You should really start to think about the shit that you say on here. You’re just making yourself look more like an unintelligent fool with every post.

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