fort lauderdale gay porn murder case 1
fort lauderdale gay porn murder case 1

Florida Judge Throws Out Grisly Murder Case Against Gay-For-Pay Porn Star Josh Logan

In September 2010, Broward County policemen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida followed bloody footprints from the front of an oceanfront townhouse to the corpse of 60-year-old marketing executive Sam Del Brocco. He had been stabbed 12 times in the chest.

Del Brocco reportedly led a closeted life as a straight socialite in Washington D.C. and came to Fort Lauderdale to enjoy the gay life. After his murder, police had two clues: The aforementioned shoe prints and DNA samples they’d collected from a can of Coca-Cola can and a half-smoked joint found at Del Brocco’s townhouse.

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Police matched the footprints and DNA to John Snavely, a then 26-year-old gay-for-pay porn star who had appeared in gay flicks like Pizza Boy Gangbang and Big Dick Mechanics. Snavely (who performed as Josh Logan) was best known among gay fans for playing Ronnie in a gay porn parody of MTV’s Jersey Shore entitled The Jersey Score. He also performed in straight porn for various sites.

Police had given Snavely a DNA swab during one of his multiple drug arrests. At first, Snavely denied ever having met Del Brocco, but at a second interrogation he claimed to have peacefully departed after giving Brocco a 90-minute private dance.

The case continued to mouynt against Snavely until this last week when Broward Circuit Court Judge Ilona M. Holmes threw out the murder case against him citing a lack of evidence. In the dismissal, she said:

“there are no eyewitnesses to the crime, the murder weapon was recovered with someone else’s hair and DNA on it. Shoe prints with victim’s blood were never matched to this defendant. Defendant has never confessed to committing this crime and no one has come forward attesting to any suspicious activity on Defendant’s part.”

Snavely currently remains in a Broward county jail. Broward prosecutors can appeal, though it’s unclear if they will.

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