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Court Date Set for Horrorcore Rapper Facing Capital Murder Charges

Court Date Set for Horrorcore Rapper Facing Capital Murder Charges

Richard "Sam" McCroskey, 20

Associated Press

June 22, 2010

LONGWOOD, CA – An aspiring “horrorcore” rapper from California who was charged with killing his girlfriend and three others is scheduled to be in a Farmville court.

Richard “Sam” McCroskey faces capital murder charges in the Sept. 18 deaths of his girlfriend, 16-year-old Emma Niederbrock; her parents, Presbyterian minister Mark Niederbrock and Longwood University professor Debra Kelley; and Emma’s 18-year-old friend Melanie Wells of Inwood, W.Va.

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The 21-year-old McCroskey met Emma Niederbrock online through their interest in “horrorcore” music, which sets violent lyrics to hip-hop beats.

A judge was supposed to set McCroskey’s trial date in April, but that was pushed back so a mental evaluation could be completed. His attorneys have asked for a change in venue.


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