Wait for mental health evaluation in Va. 'horrorcore' case
A hearing for an aspiring rapper charged with killing his girlfriend and three others has been delayed as his attorneys await results of a mental health evaluation.
Richard "Sam" McCroskey of Castro Valley, Calif., 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.
McCroskey met Emma Niederbrock online through their interest in “horrorcore” music, setting violent lyrics to hip-hop beats.
A hearing was expected in Prince Edward County Circuit Court April 20 to set a trial date. McCroskey's attorneys say it likely will be delayed until June.
-- Richmond Times-Dispatch
Washington Post Editors
April 9, 2010; 8:02 AM ET
Categories: Homicide , Updates , Virginia
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