Aspiring rapper pleads guilty to killing 4 in Va

of course hes an 'aspiring rapper' instead of 'aspiring mass murderer'



FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — An aspiring rapper who embraced a style of music known as "horrorcore" pleaded guilty Monday to killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and her friend.
Richard "Sam" McCroskey was sentenced to life in prison Monday as part of his agreement to plead guilty to two counts of capital murder and two counts of first-degree murder.
His attorney, Cary Bowen, said after the hearing that the prospect of the death penalty was a major factor.
"Four bodies are pretty compelling evidence," Mr. Bowen said. "This is the kind of stuff that citizens any place in this country are terrified it could happen to them. This is the kind of case death penalties arise from."
McCroskey, of Castro Valley, Calif., arrived at the Prince Edward County Circuit Court shackled and heavily guarded. He showed little emotion during the hearing and offered simple "yes" and "no" answers to questions from the judge.
McCroskey pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend, 16-year-old Emma Niederbrock; her parents, the Rev. Mark Niederbrock, who was a Presbyterian minister, and Longwood University Professor Debra Kelley; and Emma's 18-year-old friend, Melanie Wells of Inwood, W.Va.
Family members of the victims sobbed softly during the hearing. They left without speaking to reporters but issued a written statement: "We have endured a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. We are relieved that justice has been done."
Prosecutor James R. Ennis revealed that the women were bludgeoned with a wood-splitting tool while they slept on Sept. 18, 2009. Mark Niederbrock was killed with the tool when he came to check on them. Mr. Ennis declined to speculate on a motive.
McCroskey and Emma Niederbrock shared an interest in "horrorcore" music, which sets lyrics about rape, murder and mutilation to hip-hop beats. Mr. Bowen said the music had nothing to do with the killings.
McCroskey, a Web site designer and music promoter, rapped under the name "Syko Sam." He flew to Virginia to visit Emma Niederbrock, and her parents drove them and Wells to a horrorcore music festival in Michigan on Sept. 12. Police found their bodies six days later after Wells' parents became worried that she didn't return home.


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of course hes an 'aspiring rapper' instead of 'aspiring mass murderer'



FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — An aspiring rapper who embraced a style of music known as "horrorcore" pleaded guilty Monday to killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and her friend.
Richard "Sam" McCroskey was sentenced to life in prison Monday as part of his agreement to plead guilty to two counts of capital murder and two counts of first-degree murder.
His attorney, Cary Bowen, said after the hearing that the prospect of the death penalty was a major factor.
"Four bodies are pretty compelling evidence," Mr. Bowen said. "This is the kind of stuff that citizens any place in this country are terrified it could happen to them. This is the kind of case death penalties arise from."
McCroskey, of Castro Valley, Calif., arrived at the Prince Edward County Circuit Court shackled and heavily guarded. He showed little emotion during the hearing and offered simple "yes" and "no" answers to questions from the judge.
McCroskey pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend, 16-year-old Emma Niederbrock; her parents, the Rev. Mark Niederbrock, who was a Presbyterian minister, and Longwood University Professor Debra Kelley; and Emma's 18-year-old friend, Melanie Wells of Inwood, W.Va.
Family members of the victims sobbed softly during the hearing. They left without speaking to reporters but issued a written statement: "We have endured a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. We are relieved that justice has been done."
Prosecutor James R. Ennis revealed that the women were bludgeoned with a wood-splitting tool while they slept on Sept. 18, 2009. Mark Niederbrock was killed with the tool when he came to check on them. Mr. Ennis declined to speculate on a motive.
McCroskey and Emma Niederbrock shared an interest in "horrorcore" music, which sets lyrics about rape, murder and mutilation to hip-hop beats. Mr. Bowen said the music had nothing to do with the killings.
McCroskey, a Web site designer and music promoter, rapped under the name "Syko Sam." He flew to Virginia to visit Emma Niederbrock, and her parents drove them and Wells to a horrorcore music festival in Michigan on Sept. 12. Police found their bodies six days later after Wells' parents became worried that she didn't return home.


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ah, so today was finally the trial... i performed at the concert those kids were at before all this went down after their trip back to VA from Detroit. i especially remember the girl emma, the pink hair stood out (i seen him and the 2 girls there, though i didn't know any of them). crazy shit... glad justice was served
 
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hersheybar456

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why the hell does every one make rappers look bad, they take people who want to be rapper as a joke **** that im tired of this if some lawyer did the same thing no one would every mention his profession
 

Dj.Omni.InSta

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the fact that he liked horrorcore complimented the fact that he was deranged. that is undeniable. maybe it was coincidence that he wanted to be a rapper. No motive was set its just another freak incident in the pool of population filled with billions of people.
 
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thats why we gotta make music about dancing see if he was soulja boy the article wouldve said he got caught sniffin coke and havin his dick sucked by 4 *******
 

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of course hes an 'aspiring rapper' instead of 'aspiring mass murderer'



FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — An aspiring rapper who embraced a style of music known as "horrorcore" pleaded guilty Monday to killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and her friend.
Richard "Sam" McCroskey was sentenced to life in prison Monday as part of his agreement to plead guilty to two counts of capital murder and two counts of first-degree murder.
His attorney, Cary Bowen, said after the hearing that the prospect of the death penalty was a major factor.
"Four bodies are pretty compelling evidence," Mr. Bowen said. "This is the kind of stuff that citizens any place in this country are terrified it could happen to them. This is the kind of case death penalties arise from."
McCroskey, of Castro Valley, Calif., arrived at the Prince Edward County Circuit Court shackled and heavily guarded. He showed little emotion during the hearing and offered simple "yes" and "no" answers to questions from the judge.
McCroskey pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend, 16-year-old Emma Niederbrock; her parents, the Rev. Mark Niederbrock, who was a Presbyterian minister, and Longwood University Professor Debra Kelley; and Emma's 18-year-old friend, Melanie Wells of Inwood, W.Va.
Family members of the victims sobbed softly during the hearing. They left without speaking to reporters but issued a written statement: "We have endured a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. We are relieved that justice has been done."
Prosecutor James R. Ennis revealed that the women were bludgeoned with a wood-splitting tool while they slept on Sept. 18, 2009. Mark Niederbrock was killed with the tool when he came to check on them. Mr. Ennis declined to speculate on a motive.
McCroskey and Emma Niederbrock shared an interest in "horrorcore" music, which sets lyrics about rape, murder and mutilation to hip-hop beats. Mr. Bowen said the music had nothing to do with the killings.
McCroskey, a Web site designer and music promoter, rapped under the name "Syko Sam." He flew to Virginia to visit Emma Niederbrock, and her parents drove them and Wells to a horrorcore music festival in Michigan on Sept. 12. Police found their bodies six days later after Wells' parents became worried that she didn't return hom. Today, opinions on the death penalty are quite murky since it frequently happens that innocent persons are found guilty in error and then put to death. Although this is wrong, some people feel that paying for the truly guilty to be supported for the rest of their lives places an unneeded burden on honest taxpayers. This is covered in great length in specialized articles on the death penalty, which you can read at https://supremestudy.com/essay-examples/death-penalty . I personally gained a lot of knowledge, and there are no issues; I was able to express my opinion on the matter
this is really interesting
 
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