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Member of the juggalo family Tess Damm


Tess Damm, the Lafayette teen convicted of helping to kill her mother more than three years ago, will remain an inmate at a juvenile corrections facility rather than being transferred to an adult prison, a judge ruled this afternoon.

Boulder County District Judge James Klein concluded that state officials did not sufficently demonstrate that Damm was no longer benefiting from the programs offered at the youth corrections facility in which she is housed.

The ruling, which happened behind locked doors at a hearing that was not open to the public, was confirmed by Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett.

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office recently requested to transfer Damm to an adult facility in part because she allegedly hatched a plan to strangle a guard as part of an attempt to escape.

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office objected to a transfer because it believed that doing so would shorten the amount of time Damm will have to serve on her sentence.

Damm was sentenced in 2008 to 23 years in prison – with the first five to be served in a juvenile facility – for her role in helping her boyfriend, Bryan Grove, murder her mother, Linda Damm, in her Lafayette home in February 2007.

She was 15 at the time of her mother’s murder.

Garnett declined to say anything further about Tuesday’s hearing because of Klein’s order to close it to the public and the media on the grounds that Damm has the right to keep discussion and testimony about her clinical and therapeutic evaluations private.

Klein, in denying the Camera’s request Tuesday to open the proceedings, called the hearing a “juvenile matter” that is governed by the “Children’s Code” under Colorado state law.

It’s not clear why the court considers Damm a juvenile when she turned 18 last summer.

I say send her! Like I said before, if she can do an adult crime, let her do adult time!! She should get a taste of “Big Girl” prison life. And with that “trademark long blonde hair”, I bet she will make all sorts of new “special” friends! I’m guessing it is much different that the slumber party she has been living!

And a little girl trying to strangle a guard with a shoelace? Might as well have been a piece of spaghetti! Come on! Did she really think that would work?? LOL Go back to kindergarten honey!! Opps! Sorry!! You can’t!! LOL

Tess Damm Juggalette – plot to murder guard with shoelace


typical juggalette / ninjette behavior

juggalette criminal

Tess Damm, Insane Clown Posse fan and convicted slayer


Right now, Tess Damm, eighteen, is a resident of a state youth facility, having been convicted of helping boyfriend Bryan Groves murder her mom three years earlier. Linda was stabbed eighteen times.

But officials went to court yesterday to ask that she be transferred to an adult jail. Among their arguments, as reported by the Boulder Daily Camera: She planned an escape attempt last year that involved strangling a guard with a shoelace.

It’s the latest nasty twist for Damm, whose crime has been linked since the beginning to the music of the rap-rock group Insane Clown Posse: Groves was a juggalo, while she was a self-declared juggalette.

After Linda Damm was slain, ICP was effectively made a co-conspirator in the crime by the media. Take the Rocky Mountain News article “Music May Ignite Mayhem,” which quoted ICP lines such as “Me and my axe will leave your head outlined in chalk,” from “My Axe.”

The association of ICP and murder ratcheted up fears so high that in 2008, one area mall, Colorado Mills, effectively banned anyone wearing juggalo gear.

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Photos from Tess Damm’s MySpace page.

Today, Damm’s MySpace page remains eerily preserved. It features plenty of ICP photos and lyrics, plus a bio filled with mixed messages. For instance, she calls herself a Christian and writes, “My family means a lot to me.” But at the top of the page, she declares, “A fucking bitch is what I am.”

State officials probably wouldn’t object to this last characterization.