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Second Man Arrested in Murder of Gay Pennsylvania Army Vet


Last week I posted about the murder of Pennsylvania Army veteran Michael Goucher, whose body was found in a wooded area southeast of Scranton, Pennsylvania after being missing for a week. 

Freemore Shawn Freemore, a 19-year-old who told police he and Goucher had met on the internet, had sex once and then met for a second encounter the night Goucher was killed, was arrested for the murder. 

Freemore says Goucher refused and got out of the car where Freemore stabbed him, forced him into the woods, and stabbed him more than 20 times. Freemore confessed that he buried the body and then drove Goucher's car to where it was discovered and threw his clothes into the woods. 

Seagraves "Ian Seagraves was arraigned Wednesday before Mountainhome Magisterial District Judge John Whitesell on charges of murder, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, robbery and fabricating or tampering with physical evidence. Seagraves has a MySpace page, on which he describes himself as a 'hard core Juggalo.' Monroe County crime experts say some Juggalo members are involved in gang activity. His page says, 'if you dont know, i am kind of crazy since i got out of jail doin 21 months. i hear voices that tell me to kill people, hallucinate, get dillusional sometimes...schitzophrenia runs in my family and i think i caught it early..' His MySpace name is 'ThrOwt Stabba' and his page says he is on probation for 18 months."

A clip of Goucher's uncle and aunt, who raised him from the age of 14, AFTER THE JUMP... 


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  1. Great, it looks like Screech and Lindsay Lohan teamed up as "gangsta's".

    Posted by: Cj | Feb 18, 2009 5:53:39 PM

  2. Another wasted beautiful human life.
    Has the gay rights movement met its violence threshold yet Mr. Fuckabee?
    How many more GLBT folks are going to have to be tortured,murdered,raped,intimidated,maimed,
    stabbed 20+ times,gang beaten to death,etc?
    Blessing to his family and loved ones for this tragedy and I hope justice is served.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Feb 18, 2009 6:15:19 PM

  3. from the links provided that accompanied the origonal story, this Mike-on-a-bike must have been a wonderful kid. an all-american boy thru n thru.

    Posted by: mike shackleford | Feb 18, 2009 6:30:23 PM

  4. Tragedy. Plain as day. Everyone with a voice needs to push for justice and make people like Huckabee understand that the "violence threshold" is crossed every day. My heart breaks thinking that this boy's poor family will have to relive the details of his death in a trial and through news reports.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 18, 2009 6:38:15 PM

  5. "...whose body was founded..." founded? They must not have hidded it well enough! ;)

    Posted by: GS | Feb 18, 2009 6:49:48 PM

  6. Juggalo's are the fan base of The Insane Clown Posse. Creepy stuff.

    Posted by: JohnnyP | Feb 18, 2009 7:00:31 PM

  7. Response to JohnnyP...

    Actually, they're just a bunch of insecure losers who've had no parental guidance any step along their pathetic lives.

    "Juggalo's are the fan base of The Insane Clown Posse. Creepy stuff."


    Posted by: Marc | Feb 18, 2009 7:24:52 PM

  8. Thank you, SFshawn, your comment says it all.

    Posted by: Lars | Feb 18, 2009 7:32:32 PM

  9. What is it with Northeast Pennsylvania and gay sex / robbery murders?

    Posted by: Rob F | Feb 18, 2009 11:47:50 PM

  10. We just heard of this horror this past week. Mike was a wonderful person who attended our church here in Alaska where he was active in our music program. Many of us are saddened by his tragic death. Our prayers are with his family during this time.

    Posted by: DM | Apr 6, 2009 6:41:44 PM

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