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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,

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.

‘Juggalo’s’ lawyer wants murder case dismissed


The attorney for one of two men charged in the February 2009 murder of an East Stroudsburg Crime Watch member wants the case dismissed on grounds of insufficient evidence.

Ian Seagraves, 18, and Shawn Freemore, 20, both of Cresco, are charged in the fatal stabbing of Michael Goucher, 21, of East Stroudsburg, in Price Township.

Freemore met Goucher online and lured him with the promise of a sexual tryst to a location in Price Township, where Freemore and Seagraves planned to rob and kill him, according to information and evidence gathered by police. Goucher arrived at that location and was murdered, after which his body was covered with snow in a wooded area.

His body was found about a week after he was reported missing.

Police said both defendants admitted to being Juggalos, members of what some call a gang that listens to music with violent lyrics.

Seagraves and defense attorney Joe D’Andrea of Dunmore appeared before President Judge Ronald Vican in Monroe County Court for a hearing on pre-trial motions Wednesday.

D’Andrea is calling for the case against Seagraves to be dismissed on grounds of insufficient evidence.

If the case is not dismissed, D’Andrea is requesting the case be tried in a venue outside of Monroe County, due to publicity, and has filed a petition asking the case be decertified from adult to juvenile court. Seagraves was 17 at the time of the murder.

D’Andrea also requested that certain statements Seagraves allegedly made to police when questioned, after being read the Miranda warning, be suppressed and not brought up during trial.

A date will be set for Seagraves and Freemore to be tried together, pending Vican’s decision. The two are being held without bail in county jail, but not at Monroe County Correctional Facility, where Goucher’s uncle works.

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