I haven’t done a Juggalo story in a while. Leave it to the mimes to come back in brutal style. To answer your next question yes,the gentleman on the left is sporting a clown makeup face tattoo. More Juggalos should do that so it would be easier to spot them.
Anyway the trio of mimes are 23-year-old Edward Terry, 20-year-old Kyle Austin Drattlo, and 21-year-old Brianna Harding. They’ve been accused of the July double murder of Erskin and Mary Louise Fulgham, an elderly couple from Tucson. The 83-year-old Mrs. Fulgham was stabbed repeatedly to death while the 87-year-old Mr. Fulgham was stabbed, beaten and stomped to death. Mr. Fulgham also required the need of an oxygen tank. Just like Juggalos to pick victims who have little ability to fight back. Both Terry and Drattlo tip the scales at 200+ pounds.
After the trio was picked up in Nevada driving the Fulgham’s car they all started turning on each other. To make matters worse supposedly the Fulghams are Drattlo’s grandparents. So why murder them to begin with?
Harding said she and her fiance, Terry, met Drattlo in December 2012 and they had lived together in Drattlo’s apartment until June when they were evicted. She told detectives they all used Spice, a synthetic marijuana, smoking six bags a day at a cost of $20 per bag. Terry said he and Harding were homeless and made money panhandling.
Pathetic. Just some more drains on society who dare call themselves a family.
I’ve previously posted about this attack here, here and here.
In 2008 Juggalos Cody Jesse Augustine and Scott Tyler Stapley attacked Justin Ennis with a replica battle-ax and a knife that left Ennis with permanent injuries. The reason behind the attack was that because Augustine got an STD from his then girlfriend who allegedly got it from Ennis. Both Juggalos were sentenced to 3 to life on attempted murder charges.
Last week Augustine had his conviction upheld by the Utah Court of Appeals. Augustine’s lawyer tried arguing emotional distress saying that his client wasn’t in his right mind after finding out about his STD. Um..I don’t think that’s how the emotional distress defense works. I believe that’s called motive. If I understand correctly an emotional distress would be something like that the suspect was in a bad mental state because of a death in his family and the STD just sent him over the edge. I don’t think the direct cause of an attempted murder can be considered emotional distress. At least the Utah court of appeals says so. If the article didn’t have a picture of his lawyer I’d have to wonder if he was a Juggalo too.
How much do you want to bet the ax was bought a flea market and someone save up all his weed dealing money for it?
Last year the FBI named Juggalos as one of the most dangerous gangs in the country. Think about that for a second. The FBI, the nation’s law enforcement, supposedly the brightest minds in criminal investigation, have put Juggalos on the same threat level as Crips, Bloods and MS-13. Ninja please.
While it pains me to say this it takes brains and effort to run a large gang, something most Juggalos are severely lacking. While I have been down on the clowns as it were, having the feds classify them as a gang is an extreme waste of taxpayer money. While there are gangs of Juggalos not all Juggalos are gang members. For the most part they’re either suburban white kids with no taste in music or stoners who are so baked they don’t realize that painting your face like an idiot is for kids at birthday parties.
Having said that the band that started it all, Insane Clown Posse, are now suing the FBI to get their fans declassified as a gang. This isn’t a waste of the legal system at all. Not to mention do you really want to piss off the FBI? I’m not saying it’s right but they could make ICPs life a living hell if they wanted to.
Anyway the while situation is laughable. I would think that the FBI would have better things to do with their time like, oh I don’t know, fight human trafficking rather than picking a fight with a bunch of retarded mimes.
Again, I think calling Juggalos a gang gives them way too much credit. And is it me or does this guy look like a clown even without the make up?
Anyway that’s 19-year-old Dante Kirpal Kier. He was arrested for allegedly breaking into a family’s home in Kalispell, Montana and trying to stab the homeowner to death with a steak knife. The victim received stab wounds to his arm and the inside of his mouth but was able to subdue Kier. The man’s wife and kids were home at the time as well. According to police not only did Kier admit to being a Juggalo but he also admitted wanting to kill because ‘it felt good’.
Yet another mime who can’t differentiate between a gimmick and reality. I say that because there are a lot of bands out there that have violent lyrics besides ICP but the majority of music fans know that those lyrics are just a gimmick. It just seems that the Juggalos have an inordinate number among them who try to live the gimmick. I’m not blaming the music just the individuals who take it too seriously.
Kier’s father says that Kier has mental illness and drug abuse issues and that he should stay in jail out of concern for the public’s safety as well as his son’s. The public may be kept safe from Kier for an awfully long time as he is looking at 110 years on attempted murder charges. Maybe more clowns will see this and think twice before thinking they’re such badasses.
21-year-old Shawn Freemore, aka Skippy Critter, and 19-year-old Ian Seagraves, aka ThrOwT Stabba, were convicted back in September for the brutal murder of former soldier Michael Goucher. Goucher had been stabbed multiple times with a knives and the prerequisite meat cleaver. Today the pair of Juggalos from the Poconos learned their fate.
Both Freemore and Seagraves were sentenced to life without parole. The pair had claimed the killing was in self-defense and so have some of their defenders. However as I have said previously one does not stab someone with a partner 50 times in self-defense.
At the sentencing Skippy had this to say to the family of Michael Goucher…
“I apologize and I’m sorry for your loss. Don’t think I’m a monster. You don’t know the whole truth.”
In Muscle Shoals, Alabama investigators recently discovered the remains of 32-year-old Amanda Taylor. The mother of three was strangled and her toes and fingers had been removed. Police have charged a Juggalo with her murder.
Police believe that Ms. Taylor was killed by 33-year-old Ronald Eugene Weems. According to his mother Weems is a Juggalo. Not only that but he actually lives with his mother. No word on if he occupied the basement of his mother’s house.
Some reports say that Weems killed Taylor for stealing a child support check from his baby-mama, Laurel Ann Pruett. Pruett and Weems have a 4-year-old daughter together who is actually in the custody of Weems mother. Pruett was also arrested for allegedly supplying police with a false alibi for Weems. Also arrested was 21-year-old Matthew Richard Fox for allegedly coming up with the plan to cut off Taylor’s digits to avoid her body being identified.
Of course the question is going to come up if the ‘music’ of ICP caused Weems to kill. As much as I deride Juggalos the music does not cause anyone to kill. It’s more of case of people with violent tendencies being drawn to their music.
Some law enforcement agencies classify Juggalos as a gang. To me that’s a misnomer because a gang signifies some kind of national organization. Most Juggalos don’t have the mental capacity to tie their own shoes let alone organize a gang. There may be pockets of Juggalos who act like a gang but they should not be classified as a gang on the level of something like the Crips. In my opinion they are more like a trailer trash cult who somewhere along the way forgot the fact that ICP’s violent lyrics are just a gimmick. But back to the matter at hand.
If you’re 33 and you still consider yourself a Juggalo you’ve obviously failed at life.
UPDATE 5/16/2013: Pruett, Fox and a third person, 26-year-old Ashley Greenhill, were all convicted of abuse of a corpse and sentenced to 10 years. Weems was convicted last month and is looking at life.
Let me preface this by saying again that I don’t think that all Juggalos are criminals, poor dressers yes, criminals not always. I also don’t think that the music of ICP is what is causing some of their fans to be murdering psychopaths.
Now having said that Insane Clown Posse themselves were on ABCs Nightline this week. It’s a shame that Ted Koppel retired. It would have been surreal to see him interview Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.
Anyway when asked about the criminal element of their fan base Shaggy 2 Dope says that the fans who take the lyrics seriously are “grown retards.”
“We don’t encourage anybody,” he says. “We have face paint on. We are entertainers. If any of our fans kill somebody, please don’t buy any more of our records. Get out of our lives — you’re a sicko.”
Do you hear that Juggalos? Stop being a bunch of dumbasses posing as bad asses. Stop carrying around meat cleavers and calling them hatchets. It’s just a gimmick. It’s like believing that pro wrestling is real.
And again if you don’t want people to think that you’re a gang then some of you need to stop acting like one.
19-year-old Shawn Freemore of Price Township, PA aka Skippy Critter is charged in the stabbing death of 21-year-old Michael Goucher after an alleged romantic romp gone wrong. Freemore allegedly stabbed Goucher 19 times. Not surprisingly Freemore is a Juggalo.
Since Freemore is part of “The Family” he has comments left on his MySpace by other Juggalos. Let’s take a look at one.
i belived what you did was for the right reason .. and what you did theres more that reaches the eye ,.
Will someone please tell me how you can stab some one 19 times for the right reason?
As far as I can tell the only purpose for the family is to visit each other in prison.
I briefly posted about the Utah Juggalo ax attack here.
Back in July of 2008 Juggalos Cody Jesse Augustine, 21, and Scott Tyler Stapley, 22, attacked 18-year-old Justin Ennis with a replica battle-ax and a knife.
Ennis’ injuries were extensive.
The bizarre attack left Ennis with severe injuries including a 8-inch laceration in his neck, a 10 1/2 -inch laceration in his left pectoral muscle and smaller cuts on his shoulder and hands, according to charging documents.
In the courtroom, Ennis removed his shirt to display his scars from the attack to jurors. He said doctors told him he’d been struck 12 times with the battle-ax. The assault also perforated the teen’s bowel, and doctors had to remove two inches of the teen’s colon, according to charging documents.
So these aren’t just some scrapes and bruises we’re talking about.
But now the alleged motive behind the attack was revealed. Allegedly Augustine got an STD from a girl who claims she got it from Ennis and that Stapley signed on to the attack when he head his friend urinating in pain.
If Ennis’ injuries weren’t so severe this would be comical.
Also it’s not surprising that these Juggalos are too stupid to use condoms. I shudder at the thought of breeding Juggalos.
Myself and my regular readers tend to pick on one group of people more than others when they commit crimes. Mainly for the reason that I’ve never seen one band’s group of fans commit more stupid crimes with their faces painted like mimes. Of course I’m referring to the Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse or ICP.
Now before we go any further let me make it perfectly clear that I don’t think the music made these kids commit crimes. They committed crimes because they’re idiots, plain and simple. Now on to the story.
An 18 and a 15-year-old Juggalo tried to kidnap a 5-year-old boy in Salt Lake City over the weekend while they had their faces painted like idiots. The 5-year-old managed to get away and ran back to his house for help which should tell you what kind of criminal masterminds they are. Police caught up with them with their faces still painted.
This was not the first run in Utah police have had with Juggalos. Just recently 21-year-olds Cody Jesse Augustine, of West Jordan, and Scott Tyler Stapley, of Murray were arrested for a July 29th attack on a teen. The pair are accused of attacking the teen with a knife and a replica battle-axe in which the victim received life threatening injuries.
Am I saying that all Juggalos are criminals? No, of course not. There just seem to be a disproportionate amount of them that are.
I wonder if this is where the term ‘assclown’ came from.