Also, this just goes to show that although ICP is barely relevant anymore, their fanbase continues to be the worst fanbases of all time. Of course, ICP themselves aren't really the "cause" of any of this, but it'd be neglectful to say that the subculture they've created doesn't play a part. I'm sure we'd find an insane amount of news of far worse crimes (even though these are pretty crazy) if we put a list of Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Puff Daddy, or even U2 fan crimes together. But fandom of those bands isn't really reported whenever someone commits a heinous crime, is it? Just food for thought. Now onto the crimes.
Juggalo Kills, Has Sex With Girlfriend (In That Order)
Before we get started, it's important to note a small detail: none of these involve guns, yet all of them are brutally violent in some way, shape or form. In fact, most of these involve hatchets/meat cleavers/knives... judging by the "Juggalo" logo (seen in item 2 below), it's no question where these people are getting their inspiration (once again, food for thought). It's not like getting a gun is that hard for kids to begin with. Moving on...
18-year-old Alex Pacheco received a 48-year prison sentence in April of this year for suspect of stabbing and strangling 13 year old girlfriend Kelsey Shannon (both pictured to the left) for cheating on him, then copulating with her dead body. Shannon went missing in October of 2008 and was found dead in a drainage ditch not far from her home in January of 2009. By that time, physical evidence and official cause of death could not be determined from her body.
Pacheco’s arrest resulted from witnesses who heard Pacheco brag about the murder, as well as evidence from his very own computer in response to internet pressure (guessing that "pics or it didn't happen" played a part in all this).
When the file on his computer, covertly/intelligently labeled "Kelsey.doc" was revelaed, a diary of his necrophilic tendencies was found.
"I love the thought of necrophilia," Pacheco wrote, according to the detective’s testimony Wednesday. "A dead body never judge(d) him, play(ed) games with him or hurt his feelings. You’re sick, Alex. Killing is second nature to you, and you tried to tell her that." Apparently, jumping tenses was yet another issue in his laundry list of mental problems.
He even gloated to friends about what he had done and another source states that
"...In addition, one acquaintance alleged that Pacheco and an unidentified friend, probably his slurpee buddy, shared details of their plans to destroy the body. The two explained that they planned on filling a large barrel with coca-cola and bleach. They talked about placing Kelsey’s body in the barrel so that all tissue evidence would be destroyed. Pacheco and his friend stated that all that would be left is teeth, which they planned on smashing with a sledgehammer and scattering throughout Colorado."
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Juggalos Stab War Vet with Meat Cleaver, Act Out Lyrics
Michael Goucher, a U.S. Army veteran, was brutally stabbed to death in February 2009 in Price Township, Pennsylvania when two Juggalos decided to act out lyrics from an Insane Clown Posse song.
Juggalos Shawn Freemore aka Skippy Citter, 19, and Ian Seagraves aka ThrOwT Stabba, 17, both of the Cresco area, acted out lyrics from ICP music during the murder.
They stabbed Goucher in the head and neck over 50 times with several entry wounds with a meat cleaver (which is what the ICP's trademark evil clown is often holding in Juggalo Paraphernalia).
Michael Goucher went missing after the attack, and police first spotted his car a week later. A day later, his body was found in a heavily wooded area around the car.
Perhaps most disturbing is Seagraves's mother's account of the week of the murder and her son's calm behavior.
"My son was home that night like he was every night that week, playing video games... he was on probation at the time, so we made sure he was home. There's no way he could have done this."
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Pictured here is the "Juggalo" logo for Psychopathic Records (ICP's label).Here are the lyrics to the popular ICP song "Meat Cleaver":
Juggalo Goes on Gay Bar Rampage with A Hatchet, Kills Cop, Girl
18 year-old (which is apparently when Juggalos really let loose, for some reason) Jacob D. Robida went on a rampage and allegedly entered a gay bar in Massachusetts, took a hatchet underneath his sweatshirt (that's right, a HATCHET) and struck one man in the face, and then pulled a gun out and began shooting around the bar where authorities say he was "hunting for gays". So this was, in fact, a hate crime.
3 patrons at the bar were wounded and were hospitalized in critical condition. After this attack, Robida then returned home, drove his parents' car to flee the police/his life.
Two days later, he shot and killed a police officer who tried to arrest him. Trying to flee from Massachusetts, he kidnapped a female companion and drove southward attempting to cross the Mexican border.
He was then halted by authorities in Arkansas, where he murdered the female and committed suicide.
A high school dropout, Robida had a MySpace profile, which displayed his main interests of the controversial and all-around "bad example for kids" rap group Insane Clown Posse. He also called himself a Juggalo.Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_D._Robida
Juggalo Murders Boyfriend's Mother
18 year-old Tess Damm, resident of a state youth facility, was convicted of helping her boyfriend Bryan Groves (who would be PERFECT for the role of "Blanka" in a Street Fighter movie) murder his mother. Quite a ridiculous feat to do over "love"; showing once again that this generation didn't listen to enough meatloaf.
However, officials went to court in May of 2010 and requested to transfer her to an adult jail for planning an escape last year which involved strangling a guard with a shoelace.
Self-declared Juggalette, her MySpace consists of mixed messages, calling herself a Christian while displaying ICP lyrics and declaring, "A f**king bitch is what I am."Click here for more info on this... well... you know what she calls herself.