STROUDSBURG – Jurors needed less than two hours to convict two Cresco men of first degree murder in the 2009 stabbing death of Michael Goucher.
Shawn Freemore and Ian Seagraves, ages 19 and 17 at the time of the murder, were charged with luring the victim to a wooded area in Price Township where the brutal crime happened. Goucher, 21, was stabbed repeatedly.
The defense argued that Freemore and Seagraves were influenced by ‘Juggalo’ rap music, and drugs, and that they did not intentionally kill Goucher.
Both face mandatory life prison sentences.