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2 Juggalo gang members plead guilty in Eastern Shore murder attempt

HEBRON, Md. — Both of the men charged in the attack of a fellow Insane Clown Posse follower in the Hebron area have now pleaded guilty.

Paul Hurst, 33, of Hebron pleaded guilty on Friday to attempted first-degree murder in the Aug. 4 incident, which according to a statement of facts included the beating, burning, cutting and stomping of Zach Swanson, 31.

This follows a guilty plea to attempted first-degree murder by the co-defendant, Cary Edwards, 36, of Hebron, last month.

Hurst is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30, and Edwards also hasn’t been sentenced yet.

For Hurst, the state will recommend a sentence of 40 years of active time, with the remainder of a life sentence suspended, said Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello. The defense can argue for less, said Hurst’s attorney, Kelley McFadden.

Among Swanson’s injuries were cuts and bruises, burns, internal bleeding, fractured ribs and a lacerated spleen and liver, Maciarello said. He also had to have an arm amputation, Maciarello said.

The assault lasted from about dusk on Aug. 3 to the early morning of Aug. 4, Maciarello said. At around dusk Aug. 4, Hurst and Edwards confronted Swanson about him being disrespectful to Tabitha Schwartz, another resident of the home they all lived in.

Cary Edwards (Photo: .)
Hurst and Edwards had tried to remove a tattoo from Swanson at the suggestion of a man who Schwartz had on speakerphone, “ostensibly because he was neglectful of his Juggalo family,” Maciarello said.

Juggalos is the name for followers of the Insane Clown Posse music duo. The FBI has referred to Juggalos as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang,” according to its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.

During the assault, Maciarello said Hurst and Edwards had hit Swanson with a stick and shovel, tried to cut the tattoo off and then Hurst got lighter fluid and poured it on Swanson’s arm. Edwards also urinated on Swanson, Maciarello said.

Schwartz would have testified about the household’s frustration with Swanson, he said.

At Edwards’ hearing, Maciarello said the state would be recommending a sentence of 30 years of active time with the remainder of a life sentence suspended for Edwards. He said Hurst stood to receive a longer active sentence due to several factors, including the state’s assessment of who was more culpable.

McFadden didn’t want to comment at this time.

One Juggalo pleads guilty in fatal beating of mentally ill man


The trial of two transients accused of beating a mentally ill man to death in Seattle in 2008 came to a halt when both pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

For their pleas, Steven Bauder and Marcus Dennis each will face a standard-range sentence that tops out at just over 26 years in prison.

Prosecutors plan to ask for a 25-year sentence for both men; the defense lawyers say they will be seeking 20 years behind bars.

The two will likely be sentenced early next year.

Had the case been resolved by trial, the men could have faced up to life in prison because of sentencing enhancements that had been sought by the prosecution. The enhancements, known as aggravators, were dropped as part of the plea agreements, said Bauder’s defense attorney Peter Geisness.

Relatives of victim Noel Lopez say the end to the nearly two-week trial brought relief and disappointment. The slain man’s brother and sister said Thursday that the plea means that neither defendant will serve a life sentence.

“In one way it’s a relief to have it resolved quickly, but the frightening thing is that these guys will be on the streets again,” said the slain man’s sister, Lita Lopez, 35, of Los Angeles.

Before entering his guilty plea on Thursday, Bauder, 25, asked Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer if she was certain that Lopez was really dead. When the judge said yes, he agreed to enter the plea.

Bauder insists that the slaying was not premeditated, said Geisness.

Dennis, 22, pleaded guilty on Monday. His lawyer, Julie Gaisford, said Thursday that her mentally ill client attacked Lopez because he believed the man had raped a homeless girl.

Seattle police say that Lopez, 25, was obsessed with the then-15-year-old girl but the two never had a sexual relationship.

Lopez was killed at a construction site in the 1000 block of Fourth Avenue on April 14, 2008.

Prosecutors had earlier said they would try to have Bauder’s sentence enhanced by claiming he committed the murder as a member of a street gang, the Downtown Juggalos. It would’ve marked the first time that the King County Prosecutor’s Office has used the state’s gang statute in a case involving a Juggalo, a nickname for fans of the Detroit-based heavy-metal/rap duo Insane Clown Posse.

Prosecutors said Dennis, whose nickname is “Smurf,” was not a member of the Downtown Juggalos.

Juggalo on trial for murder – member of Insane Clown Posse gang

Insane Clown Posse gang members live on the edge of society and adhere to an ‘almost cult-like religion’
By Bob Fowler
News Sentinel

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.

anyone who sees the “Hatchet Man,” an ICP symbol, should report it to police

Threat of MS-13 Gang in Franconia Area, Police Say

Fairfax County Police Department Gang Unit detectives speaking to Franconia’s Citizen Advisory Committee meeting last week brought bad news and good news. The bad: The Franconia area is threatened by Salvadoran gang MS-13, a group so notorious one detective called it a terrorist threat. The good: Gang activity in area high schools is at a new low.

The two detectives who spoke at the CAC meeting at the Franconia Government Center asked not to be photographed or named in this story for their own safety.

The detectives estimated there are more than 100 gangs in Fairfax County, and between 2,000 and 3,000 gang members. The Franconia District, which includes Kingstowne, Rose Hill and parts of Annandale and Lorton, has 13 gangs, according to a list the detectives showed.

While gang members in the area are rarely obvious, they can be spotted by a keen observer, one detective said.

“You will see them flagging out there,” the detective said, referring to gang members flashing handsigns or wearing gang colors.

Gang activity in local high schools is lower than it was a few years ago, according to one detective, although the gang list did include a group specific to Hayfield High School—the Latin Homies. One detective talked about the investigation of the Tiny Rascal Gang at Edison High School in 2010.

“We took care of those kids real quick,” he said.

Even Lee High School, which experienced a spate of gang graffiti after a 2007 murder at Springfield Mall tied to MS-13, has quieted down, detectives said.

Still, the detectives said the Franconia Police District continues to be threatened by gangs. MS-13 is the ”biggest threat right now” in the area, according to one detective. The gang is also active in the McLan and Mason districts.


Another detective said some crime in Franconia may be perpetrated by another, less traditional gang: people who listen to the rap group Insane Clown Posse.

Fans of the group, who call themselves “juggalos” or, for female fans, “juggalettes,” listen to “horrorcore” music, a subgenre of rap that focuses on gruesome topics like murder and rape, a detective said. He said juggalos have been responsible for assaults, robberies, child pornography, and even a murder in Fairfax County. He declined to name the murder case.

The detective cautioned that listening to the Insane Clown Posse, or even being a juggalo, does not mean a person is a criminal.

“Don’t freak out,” he advised people who might know a juggalo, saying listening to the music does not make a person a criminal. The detective described attending an ICP concert in Norfolk, Va., and being treated well by a juggalo who thought he was a fan.

“A lot of people consider them a cult,” he said. According to the detective, Rose Hill’s Gangster Disciples consider themselves juggalos.

The detectives said anyone who sees the “Hatchet Man,” an ICP symbol, should report it to Fairfax County police. The image, the silhouette of a running man carrying a hatchet or cleaver, can sometimes be seen on cars, according to the detective. He asked that people send them the license plate numbers of cars with the Hatchet Man logo.

“I’d just like to talk to [reported juggalos],” the detective said.

The detectives urged anyone with gang-related information to contact the unit at 703-246-2511.


Juggalo Claims ” At Least 2 % of Juggalos commit murder”

listen to what this juggalo claims at around 1 minute in- 2% of juggalos commit murder

if theres 1 million juggalos world wide that would make minimum of 20,000 juggalos who commit murders world wide.

Also juggalos are not a race so in no way are any juggalo haters racist..

More Juggalo Gang Murders on Trail

Three murder trials have been scheduled for this year in Monroe County.

Adam Lawruszkiewicz, 34, of Lawrenceville, N.J., will be tried March 1 on charges of fatally stabbing Marcin Taran, 23, of Gouldsboro, at a party in Middle Smithfield Township on New Year’s Day, 2010.

Police said Lawruszkiewicz told them the following:

Lawruszkiewicz, his wife and a female friend came to the party at the home of his friend, Adam Faczczewski, on Pepper Road in Monroe Lake. During a conversation in the kitchen, Taran became confrontational and made derogatory comments about Lawruskiewicz’s wife.

Lawruszkiewicz tried to ignore the comments, but Taran did not stop. When Lawruszkiewicz turned away from Taran, he was pushed to the ground from behind.

Everything then went “black” and the next thing Lawruszkiewicz remembered was opening his eyes and seeing blood. Lawruszkiewicz remembered picking up a knife from the kitchen after he saw blood and said he may have had a knife during the fight, but didn’t know if this was the same knife he remembered picking up.

Lawruszkiewicz then fled the home, carrying the knife, with his wife and the friend they came to the party with. His car was stopped by police near the scene and he was taken into custody.

Shawn Freemore, 20, and Ian Seagraves, 18, both of Cresco, will be tried April 26 in the February 2009 fatal stabbing of Michael Goucher, 21, of East Stroudsburg, in Price Township. Seagraves, who was 17 at the time of the murder, will be tried as an adult.

Both call themselves Juggalos, members of what police view 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.

The prosecution is seeking the death penalty against Charles Hicks, 36, of Coolbaugh Township, who is charged with killing and dismembering a woman and then scattering her body parts in trash bags along Interstates 380 and 80. The victim, Deanna Null, 36, of Williamsport, was last seen getting into a car with the same description as that belonging to Hicks, in Scranton in January 2008, according to police.

Police said they searched Hicks’ home in March 2008, found evidence and charged him.


Sickening juggalo gang crime , this is just more poof that juggalos need to be classified as a gang in all states, this will help end the problem and offer some more protection to the public at large,

BabyAxe – a Juggalo who approves juggalos commiting murder

lovely comment from a juggalette

hey probably diserved to die. i give NO fucks. whoop whooop. call me fucked up all you want. i’m twiztid ass bitch, and theres to many fukken people in this world anyways. ahahah. mmfwcl

this is the type of rubbish we deal with daily – shame on juggalos.

How a juggalo defends a murderer because he is a juggalo

A lovely comment by a juggalo defending a murderer who just got locked up for life , it doesnt get any lower then this juggalos where a criminal gets defended because he likes the same music as you SHAME ON YOU

By the way why the fuck is my boy Spader on the front page? Yea what he did was wrong, but Im tired of hearing all the bs about his case, I knew him personally and dont need to hear more about it. How about ya’ll move on with ur pointless lives and shut the fuck up about him or juggalos cuz we dont need it and neither does his family who have to suffer 4 shit they didnt even do.

notice he refers to him as his boy , what he did was wrong but he says we can ignore it , he then has a problem with people commenting about him and juggalos and his “Family” most likely his juggalo family are sick of it.


Juggalo murder spree on halloween

Wow juggallete666

its a day for us to go on a mother fucker murder spree. we wait all year nigga, dont cha fucking know us wicked clowns gonna leave your neck a bloody mess. mmwfcl to all los and lletes who see this faggots fucking site.

and now you juggalos complain the media see you as violent …

Insane clown posse song leads to sword attack – Chicken Huntin

The insane clown posse song chicken hunting has caused a juggalo to stab someone with a sword . Insane clown posse has not commented on another crime commited by one of their followers the juggalos .

MANITOWOC — A Two Rivers man told police a song containing gruesome lyrics about mutilation was going through his mind prior to allegedly attacking his former roommate with a samurai sword Saturday, Manitowoc Police Det. David Vorpahl said Wednesday.

Nickolas Blackwelder, 19, faces charges of first-degree reckless injury, aggravated battery, mayhem, burglary and disorderly conduct.

Troy Jaschob, 36, was sleeping in his east-side Two Rivers home when Blackwelder reportedly entered the residence and attacked him. Police found Jaschob unconscious on his neighbor’s porch in the 1000 block of 19th Street about 4 a.m. with life-threatening injuries, according to a Two Rivers Police Department news release.

Blackwelder admitted striking Jaschob several times, causing deep cuts to his head, torso and arms. He said he was upset that Jaschob had allegedly accused him of stealing his property while they lived together, according to the release.

Manitowoc Police Det. Mike Stone said Blackwelder is a self-proclaimed follower of the Insane Clown Posse, a hardcore hip-hop band known for its lyrics about murder. Blackwelder told police the song that was in his head — “Chicken Huntin‘” — calms him.

Circuit Court Commissioner Patricia Koppa set cash bail at $50,000 Wednesday. Koppa said during the bail hearing that mayhem is an uncommon but serious felony charge. Wisconsin State statutes define the act of mayhem as “whoever with intent to disable or disfigure another, cuts or mutilates the tongue, eye, ear, nose, lip, limb or other bodily member.”

Jaschob was transported to Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay Saturday, and later gave police Blackwelder’s name. Two Rivers Police Capt. Brian Kohlmeier said Jaschob has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Blackwelder was taken into custody for a burglary probation hold about 1 a.m. Sunday pending questioning. Blackwelder remains in custody in Manitowoc County Jail.

The Manitowoc County District Attorney’s office is expected to file a criminal complaint before his July 19 initial appearance.

While in custody, Blackwelder also was arrested for second-degree sexual assault of a child. On Saturday evening, he and a 15-year-old girl walked to Lincoln High School where they allegedly had sexual intercourse, according to the police report.

Blackwelder reportedly told the female he knew having sex with her was wrong because of her age and he would be in trouble if police found out.

Stone said the incident was not a force-rape situation, but the female cannot give consent because she is underage.

Blackwelder has been convicted of multiple charges of criminal damage to property, burglary, party to a crime of burglary, party to a crime of theft, escaping from criminal arrest, operating a vehicle without an owner’s consent and bail jumping in 2007 and 2008 in Manitowoc County.