Porn Star John Snavely Murders Millionaire

Porn Star John Snavely Murders Millionaire
Illustration by Liam Peters

The first thing cops noticed was the footprints. They began near the entrance to the expensive oceanfront townhouse: size-12 sneaker outlines, stamped in blood.

All eyes were on Snavely. The 24-year-old was 210 pounds of professional pelvic thrust.

They wound up a flight of stairs to the second floor, across smooth white marble tiles, and around rich leather furniture. They led through the kitchen and past a bloody butcher knife hastily hidden under a throw rug. As police traced the prints to their source, the marks grew bloodier — like a grisly puzzle slowly revealing itself.

Finally, the footprints disappeared up another staircase toward the bedroom. When Broward County Sheriff's deputies pushed open the door, they were brushed back by the fetid stench of death. Samuel Del Brocco lay on the marble in a pool of gore. The pudgy 60-year-old had been stabbed half a dozen times in the chest.

Other than the knife and shoe prints, the only signs left by the murderer were two burnt matches on the armrest of a leather chair. A half-spent marijuana cigarette sat on a dresser near the body, but Del Brocco didn't smoke.

The dead man had been a successful businessman who split his time between Washington, D.C., and South Florida. He had been outgoing and well-liked. Now he was a corpse.

It would be three years before detectives would catch a break in the September 2010 Pompano Beach killing. When they did, they would stumble onto a story even darker than Del Brocco's murder — something more akin to the twisted tales of the Marquis de Sade. It is the story of a porn star stud with an endless appetite for sex, drugs, and human growth hormone; the teenage beauty queen he tortured; and a dead millionaire's dark double life. It's a story of lust, greed, and the most misdirected of American dreams.


John Snavely stood on the deck of the superyacht, all six feet and one inch of him a sex god. Behind him the setting sun blushed between Miami skyscrapers. Around him flitted female porn stars, their unnatural assets packed into bulging bikinis. But all eyes were on Snavely. The 24-year-old was 210 pounds of professional pelvic thrust: a handsome, clean-cut adult film star with a dick to rival Ron Jeremy's. It was the summer of 2011. Snavely was at the pinnacle of South Florida's booming porn business, and he acted like it.

"You'll do well in this industry, man," Snavely said knowingly to a porn recruit, handing him a drink. "You're good-looking. The ladies will love you."

Snavely could afford to be complimentary. He was that rarest of creatures in the ultracompetitive confines of porn: a male performer with a contract. Snavely was one of Bang Bros' biggest stars, pulling in six figures by having sex with half a dozen women every week on camera. His screen name was simply "Champ."

With Miami's top male porn star schmoozing him, the new recruit slugged back his beer and shook Snavely's hand.

"Champ wanted to be big," remembers the recruit, who would sign on to work alongside Snavely for Bang Bros. "The biggest porn star, the biggest partier, the biggest everything."

Snavely's path to porn stardom had begun a year earlier in typical sex-industry style: He was stripping at several gay clubs in his hometown of San Antonio. One night, an older man sidled up to the stage where the young Sylvester Stallone lookalike was gyrating in a baseball hat, sneakers, and underwear.

"Is that thing real?" the man asked, flicking Champ's crotch with his finger. It was. And when the dance ended, the stranger paid Snavely to show him his nine-and-a-half-inch penis. Soon, Snavely found himself talking to the stranger's associate: a South Florida porn recruiter named Justin Caro, better known as Baileey.

Baileey was himself a former gay porn star who now excelled at enticing young hunks from across America into similar careers. Listening to his sales pitch, Snavely was polite but confident, asking questions about how much money he could make in South Florida. "John knew how to sell himself," Baileey says. "Whether it was stripping or porn, he knew what his best attributes were."

It would take several months of flying to San Antonio for Baileey to persuade Snavely to appear in gay porn. Despite dancing for men, Snavely insisted he was straight. But Baileey nonetheless saw in him the makings of a star.

"I've been in the business for 21 years, so I pretty much know what people are looking for," he says. "John had a universal look: good-looking, clean-cut, white guy, no tattoos, well-endowed. That's exactly what the industry wants."

In the end, the offer was too tempting for Snavely — a poor kid from the wrong side of San Antonio — to ignore. He flew to Los Angeles for his first porn shoots. Then he moved to Fort Lauderdale in early 2010, staying in what Baileey called his "model house," a low-slung, three-bedroom home in Searstown.

Baileey signed Snavely to Jet Set Productions. Under the contract, the 23-year-old was required to shoot as many as six scenes a week. Snavely was a natural porn star, Baileey says. "There's more to it than just standing there and having sex," he says. "You have to know how to hold your body and how not to make ugly faces. And you have to stand up to the occasion, of course. But John was always very professional. He was known for going multiple times."

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fernandezl_
fernandezl_

It's come to my attention I've read online that john snavely has a new defense attorney "gabriel ermine"?does anyone know why?

1984lane
1984lane

It's amazing how those who were not at the scene when the crime occurred emphatically declare the defendant is DEFINITELY guilty or OBVIOUSLY innocent. Why do I think none of you have been privy to all of the available evidence? No one knows for sure except for the accused. Isn't that why the man is SUPPOSED to be considered innocent until PROVEN guilty in a court of law? I SUSPECT the guy is PROBABLY guilty, but I concede I don't have all the facts. Therefore, as for now, he is innocent.

1984lane
1984lane

"Porn Star John Snavely Murders Millionaire"

I don't believe the guy who is innocent until proven guilty has been convicted. Shouldn't that read, "Porn Star John Snavely ACCUSED OF MurderING Millionaire"? The headline made me think the trial was over and Snavely had been found guilty.

madskillzbish
madskillzbish

this guys going to prison. DNA doesn't lie. physical evidence, motive, etc, any da worth his salt will slam dunk this one

devin858dlow
devin858dlow

What a scumbag prick. DON'T COME BACK TO SAN ANTONIO FAGGOT! 

iKNOW
iKNOW

I believe John/CHAMP definitely MURDERED Del Brocco. A beautiful friend of mine used to date him back in 2010, she met him at a gay strip club in San Antonio. They dated and became pretty serious! So serious that he wanted her to move to Miami with him in early 2011. She eventually moved with him and was held hostage in a shity cottage in Miami. John wouldn't let her go outside the cottage. John had a lock on the outside of the door and would lock her in while he took off in HER vehicle to shoot porn or just go out and have FUN! Their are multiple of crazy/psychotic "things" he did to my friend until she finally was able to run away to a nearby church, where she was able to get in contact with local authorities and finally contact her family for HELP!!  Also like what I read above, John wanted to but didn't succeed at cutting my friends locks. John did however cut up allllllll my friends clothing leaving her with nothing. As far as making six-figures, he never had anything to show for it. he drove a shity convertible mustang in Texas and a shittier Crown Victoria in Miami. As far as drugs, I do agree he did god knows what and how much of it! He was always on a high. 

greynunez
greynunez

Ive known john my whole life. Back where we are from he goes by mugzy. He was and still is one of my bestest friends. I hope everything goes allright for him. He was the champ back home in SA. My heart aches for him. I give him a lot of credit for making me the man I am today. Free Mugzy aka Champ aka John snavely

ariella
ariella

I believe he's innocent! As a future attorney looking over this case it's clear that he could not have done this. According to reports the actual murder was so gruesome it was happened on more than one level of the condo, that clearly indicates someone with rage and a personal relationship would've done this; not someone he had met that night. Also how is it that his prints weren't on the murder weapon if he did it?! if he were smart enough to wipe it down, which I'm sure the prosecutor's would say, then why wouldn't he clean up his footprints, take the joint his dna was on and the diet soda can? It makes no sense!! There are more, believable, people who could've done this. Maybe it was his longtime girlfriend of 30 years who might have found out about him leading a double life, being gay, and using her as a bear for the last 30 years! Loving someone who doesn't love you and wasting 30  years of your life could drive anyone crazy. Or maybe his business partner who was left with everything after Del Brocco's murder, a couple of million  dollars is motive enough for anyone.  There's also the probability of drug dealers in Florida that he could've pissed off. Ultimately Del Brocco lived a secret life so who knows how many other people in his secret life he could've pissed off.

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

What an idiot you are to believe this article. He is innocent

carloscollins13
carloscollins13

Talkin all dat shit about somebody you think you know, but really you dont have a fuckin clue...Mugzy always looked out for you when you needed some help...That fool was crazy sometimes but he would never kill anybody over a simple lap dance and I KNOW THAT FOR FACT...Theyre was no reason too...My prayers go out to him and his family out here in San Antonio and if you are reading this right now Mugzy KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.. WE OUT HERE STILL RIDING FOR YOU BIG BRO...YOUR FREIND TILL DA END C-LOS aka The Coochie Monsta....210

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

Hey this is his girlfriend , John has read all that you've written . Thank you for your words :-)

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

@greynunez hey Greg , Its johns gf . ive read it all to him. thank you for your words !

write to him , and send him your number he can call you


john William snavely

#501306255

555 se 1st ave fort Lauderdale

33301

n_contreras
n_contreras

If you are a "future attorney" you would know that the only POV is that of the court system, which means nothing can be made "clear" if there's no tangible evidence to prove such... Nice try, though. Study Hard "future attorney!"

maverick746
maverick746

@ariella  wow such a fantastical story, guess you will make a good attorney lol

n_contreras
n_contreras

You fall under the umbrella, as one of the people that insists he is definitely innocent. Nobody on this forum, including YOU, can say for sure whether he committed that crime or not, which is why he is presumably* innocent, until tangible and incriminating evidence counters that.

If what you are saying are "facts" these statements would be admissible in court... Are your "facts" admissible in court? Do you have a sustainable alibi for the suspect?

There is no definite answer, as to whether he is innocent or guilty. If you respond insisting he is, with no sound proof, the more abrasive comments made towards you, are further justified.

n_contreras
n_contreras

If you weren't present, at the crime scene, what ocular proof do you have to negate the alleged sentencing? (That's not to say that he is indeed guilty, but I am interested in your reasoning)

d012560c
d012560c

@x3.alexandrae : Given that you are his girlfriend, can we expect you to say anything else?


Other than the 2 DancingBear scenes that we know about, what other sites did you perform on?

maverick746
maverick746

@carloscollins13  Bwoy sit down, how are you going to tell this person what THEIR friend went through? So b/c your "friend" was accused of murder you don't agree and you just IGNORE EVIDENCE?? Explain the DNA match please. If you are such a "bro" you should have called him out on being a junkie b/c that fact seems to be agreed upon by EVEN HIM. So if he was high half the time how do YOU of all ppl know what he would do?  He didn't need a reason IF HE WAS HIGH. You understand nothing about how the human mind works if you can't even remotely see the POSSIBILITY that your umm...friend is guilty. Straight up no chaser.

devin858dlow
devin858dlow

@carloscollins13  WOW, you know a pornstar, do you want fame? He's a gay who's OBVIOUSLY confused about his sexuality. lol. No straight dude is going to fuck a dude, that just won't happen, or still do that gay shit after you've come out of poverty. I have no problem with gays, I have a problem with douche bags like your 'friend'. He's burning girls faces n shit, he should be lined up and shot.  You DON'T KNOW SHIT FOR FACTS about the murder, were you in the home?! His DNA was found at the scene, not that hard of a case.  Your buddy needs ALL THE PRAYERS IN THE WORLD, remember , size or 'Fighting ability' doesn't mean a heated grill cheese for lunch in Prison, the ability to use a razor and slit throats does . 

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

@carloscollins13 hey ,carlos ! ive read all you've said to john. he greatly appreciates it . write to him!


john William snavely

#501306255

555 se 1st ave fort Lauderdale

33301


x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

The evidence against him is circumstantial, Ive read the discovery myself & I'm confident that the jury will find him innocent. That evidence as well does NOT prove he is guilty. Nor does it even prove that he was at the scene. Police didn't arive to the scene till the 13th? , & don't even have a time of death. With that said how sloppy is their case? To not have a time of death and to convict an innocent man because of a SODA CAN.

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

It's simple - don't need to be at the crime scene to know that john snavely the man Ive been with for years is not a killer .

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

Now my question is ... What ocular proof does a soda can at the crime scene that was inside A GARBAGE CAN prove that John is guilty?

fernandezl_
fernandezl_

you do realize that this article is not the actual discovery correct?did you know their was Dna of another man at the crime scene?i think not.and as a more recent Article that was published it says that the Dna on the murder weapon came back negative on john and Sam.

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

Don't be gullible. If your gonna believe anything just anyone says , I feel bad for you. This is an article posted by someone aka reporter, which means they have the ability to write whatever they'd like to get a good story.The beauty queen they speak of in this article is me,& I can assure you I was never "burnt in the face" lol.

So now think ... What else could be just lies?

devin858dlow
devin858dlow

@x3.alexandrae  AHAHAHAH, I'm wasting my time fixing grammar on a column? I don't think so,Also, I do know jail,state, and federal. I served my time at Salinas,Donovan, and Chino in California for assault with deadly ,2 ounces of Black , and a half ounce of white. I now am going to UCLA, after I got out of state, I immediately went to CC, then transferred. I'm now majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology , the REAL reason I'm saying all of this is to get you mad for my own study on how people react to criticism on this truly sad issue over the Internet(not direct). I truly don't give a shit about your boy, lol, really could not care any less(I hope he's innocent, but if he's not, he should rot). I just think it's funny that you're so mad about what I'm saying, I think that says more about you than it does about me. Thank you for taking part in my study. I won't be commenting anymore, but if I were you, I wouldn't comment either...You know what the cops are doing? They're reading ALL of this. Anything connected, such as forums like these about your boy, this all is being reviewed. FUCK THE PIGS. 

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

You do realize he is not in prison correct?

You sound like an idiot, jail and prison two different things. You seem to spend a lot of your time on talking shit of John, you sound like the only faggot here. Go educate yourself.

If your gonna write on a forum at least 1.spell check 2.check your grammar.

devin858dlow
devin858dlow

@x3.alexandrae   But I'M the one who sounds like an idiot. AHAHAHAH. This is an online forum dumb ass, who cares? Leave your thinking for college or something. 

devin858dlow
devin858dlow

@x3.alexandrae  Funny how they create the news , huh? Do you think that was mysteriously put into place that way? Is this above your brain filled with tangible ignorance? I would certainly hope not. I won't disrespect you, because being with a guy in Prison is LOWWWWW. ahahahah. Plus, I can't see your fucking face, what are you talking about? 

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

You sound like such an idiot. I'm his girlfriend the girl who the article says I was burnt in the face. Don't believe everything you read online.

If you take a look at my face I have NO scars, he would never do such a thing to me.

I could write an article and say whatever the he I want to make it sound top, but FACTS can't be changed and at trial People who doubted his innocence will feel like such idiots.

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

He's not going to prison sweety. He's innocent

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

Lol, sweety he's isn't going to prison. He's innocent. Just wait for the trial, theN you can say whatever you'd like

n_contreras
n_contreras

You do know that the question I asked you had nothing to do with what your response references, right?

Circumstantial roughly means something that may have been reliant on an inference, so explain why you're referring to the investigators' evidence as "circumstantial," when YOUR reason as to why he is innocent, is by definition, CIRCUMSTANTIAL. Stick to the two-syllable terms, if you're unsure of how to use more complex terms, refrain from using them. What is needed, is DIRECT evidence!

By comparison , the evidence in this case and your beliefs ( notice I didnt say facts) are not directly from an eyewitness or participant and requires some reasoning to prove a fact... However, in criminal cases, "eyewitness" type evidence is often unreliable or lacking anyway, so circumstantial evidence becomes essential.

Woman to woman, your energy spent defending this man, can and I hope is channeled in a positive light.

n_contreras
n_contreras

You do know that the question I asked you had nothing to do with the evidence being circumstantial? Your "confidence" in him mean NOTHING in court, which why he is still in ja

n_contreras
n_contreras

As much as I empathize with you and your plight, you failed to provide a fact, excluding him from the verdict. As I stated in the preceding message, this comment isn't to contradict you, per se, but unless you, I, or anyone else was present during the alleged crime, only your boyfriend, the victim, and if there too, another party, can namely discuss the events which occured at that time... Know what I mean?

Seeing that, if your only justification of his innocence relies on the longevity of a clandestine relationship, it is of no surprise, why a legal representative can not use your "facts" to counter the charges made against him.

This is just a sidenote-- ocular proof is visual proof, so your mentioning of ocular proof and a soda can, may seem nonsenical.

n_contreras
n_contreras

I do; however, agree with u in that, there doesnt seem to be sufficient evidence to justify this verdict!

fernandezl_
fernandezl_

You do realize the amount of time you spent talking down on this man ? Know how much time john waisted on you? 0.... Your comments are useless this man is innocent.

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

Isn't it a bit odd, that a week prior to Samuels death he threatened his secret lover to take him off his will through a letter?

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

You are right my confidence in him doesn't mean anything, but Im just pointing out a few things. Trial is coming for early 2015 , if the jury finds him guilty they would be sending an innocent man to prison .

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

I see what your saying but fingerprints don't have a time frame. That could've been their from days ago ( was in trash bag ) Theirs many people that had much more motive to kill this man. John is not a low life that needs to murder someone for money. If that confrontation did occur like these articles say , why would john need to grab a weapon? The person who killed Samuel del brocco wanted to see him dead for a reason . John is innocent, and after the results coming back from the FBI just a few months ago that the hair fiber on the weapon was NOT johns or the victims that should already prove his innocence .

n_contreras
n_contreras

Wow I see what you're saying now!!! I just read the article about the description of the crime. For that to have occurred on several landings in the house means rage. I believe he's innocent. I totally see what u were getting at

WilliamCon
WilliamCon

josh Logan is innocent I've seen him at Swinging Richards in aventura numerous times he never came as an aggressive guy.My husbands friend was very close to snavely.he as well says John is not the kind to do something like this.And come on are they really saying he killed this man for 500$ ??!he makes more than that from a night at Richards.if he did meet that guy and got into a fight with him do any of Yall realiZe he's twice the size of this old man and can simply just knock him down.

n_contreras
n_contreras

Unfortunately, you're basing his innocence on some forensics and majority of your opinions. There's no ocular proof to negate these claims, but the evidence, that the investigators have found, may be of useful in the prosecution of whomever's guilty, and exclusion of the innocent.

fernandezl_
fernandezl_

Just saw he has a new attorney gabriel ermine.if this is true I do believe he will get a fair trial.i just recently saw a trial of his and I can say his client was very pleased and was good representation.best of luck to john

 
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