Rapper charged in pastor's death

The Associated PressSeptember 21, 2009 

— A California rapper whose lyrics spoke about the thrill of murder and mutilation has been charged with killing a Virginia pastor, whose body was found along with three others inside the home of his estranged wife, authorities said Sunday.

Police charged Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III, 20, of Castro Valley, Calif., with murder, robbery and stealing the automobile of Mark Niederbrock, a pastor at Walker's Presbyterian Church in Appomattox County.

McCroskey will be formally charged with the other three killings once the bodies are identified, Farmville police said. They would not say how the victims were killed.

McCroskey recorded songs under the name Syko Sam.

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