Insane Clown Posse gang members live on the edge of society and adhere to an ‘almost cult-like religion’
By Bob Fowler
CLINTON, Tenn. — A man accused of chopping his mother-inlaw to death with a hatchet is a member of the Insane Clown Posse gang, an expert testified Monday.
As Robert Edward Fritts’ murder trial entered its second week, prosecutors introduced evidence linking him to ardent followers of the horror-themed, ultra-violent hip-hop band who have embarked on crime sprees.
Insane Clown Posse gang members live on the edge of society and adhere to an “almost cult-like religion,” said Detective Sgt. Tom Walker, supervisor of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s gang investigation unit.
“I believe he (Fritts) is a member of the (Insane Clown Posse) gang,” Walker told the nine-woman, threeman Anderson County jury. Evidence introduced Monday revealed Fritts’ fascination with both the band and hatchets.
Fritts showed jurors his Insane Clown Posse tattoos, including his right forearm, where the band’s logo — the Running Hatchet Man — is imprinted.
Fritts also kept his musings and lyrics akin to those of the band in a notebook at victim Teresa Anne Busler’s home.
“Murder, bloody murder, baby,” Fritts wrote in the notebook. “My ax is not like the rest.”
Fritts, 27, is accused of bludgeoning and chopping the back of 45- year-old Busler’s head at least 11 times in the bedroom of her Andersonville area residence in March 2007.
Prosecutor Sandra Donaghy said in opening statements there was a “white substance” on Busler’s face and one arm when her body was discovered.
Walker on Monday testified that Insane Clown Posse acolytes frequently paint their faces white to resemble clowns.
After he was charged with first-degree murder two months following the horrifi c slaying and jailed, Fritts talked with other inmates about the crime, according to testimony Monday.
Dustin Dalton, who shared a cell with Fritts in 2009, testifi ed he kept badgering Fritts about the charges against him.
“(Fritts) finally said, ‘Eventually I just snapped, and when I came to, she was dead,’ ” Dalton testified.
Donaghy has said the state’s theory is that Fritts killed Busler with a hatchet that Busler’s husband kept between their bedsprings and mattress as security.
That hatchet was found a week later in a crawlspace over the Buslers’ garage.
Testimony is expected to continue most of the week.
So this juggalo paints up , listens to icps lyrics then blacks out and commits a murder – please dont come here saying he was not a juggalo when the evidence is there in black and white.
Ban the juggalo gang.