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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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.

bulldog
bulldog

I can tell that this man is telling the truth. He might have so many issues in the past, but this guy has no capability of killing someone. Special points, some are jealous on his looks, lifestyle and many more because he is a star for many women and clubs, and made good money on porn and stripping thats why envy sets in and some are trying to pull him down. Moreover, He cares on his friend in San Antonio in his younger years and he still thinks of his mom and grandma's current status thats why i believe this person is on the good side. Stay strong Champ!

Mojo-Jojo
Mojo-Jojo

Scummbags and degeneratees deserve whatever happens to them. 

d012560c
d012560c

"Amber won't say whether she and Snavely had sex on set."

Sure they did.  They had oral sex on the set of the DancingBear episode "We've Got Loads" and vaginal sex on the DancingBear episode "House Party!".  That's why those two episodes got pulled from the DancingBear website.

d012560c
d012560c

http://ist2-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/1/_/_/_/1/1/L/V/h/1LVhi/Amber_and_Johnny.Champ.jpg

is a picture of John Snavely (aka Johnny Champ) and "Amber" when they were dating.  The DancingBear scenes that was pulled are called "We've Got Loads" (db7772) and "House Party" (db7977) (not to be confused with another scene from 2012 with the same name of House Party).

"Amber" may have been underage, but hardly innocent.  She enjoyed the limelight  :

http://ist2-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/1/_/_/_/1/1/L/Y/g/1LYgV/Amber.with.friends.jpg

jeremyace1990
jeremyace1990

U know wat I say fuck all ya this guys my friend and he is innocent

lovelytempress
lovelytempress

So was the 15 year old girlfriend also doing porn?  That's insane! How was this even allowed?!?  And at 15 why did her parents allow her to be with a pornstar?  Why not call the police for statutory rape?!

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

maverick746
maverick746

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

greynunez
greynunez

@bulldog thanks bulldog, John is a good man and will do whatever he can for the people he loves. I don't know if he talked much about his friends in San Antonio but im one of the originals. My name is greg but he would call me woolfy. Hes was one of my best friends and when I was in prison he looked out for my family. Hell, we were family and we always will. I hate how this article makes him out to be guilty. I know john better than any yall and trust me hes gonna make it through this. Hes the strongest person I ever met. I wish there was something I could do. I would definitely take a bullet for him and theres a lot of us back home who will.

tinglingfoot
tinglingfoot

Apparently she appeared on camera 6 times. Do you know what other sites/scenes she appeared in?

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

This is illegal, promoting child pornography is what this is. You should be more careful, you can get yourself on trouble :-)

TVProducer
TVProducer

@d012560c I am working on a docu-series on John Snavely's case and would like the opportunity to speak to you further. Did you know John or Amber? Is there a way I can contact you directly? 

TVProducer
TVProducer

@jeremyace1990 Jeremy, did you know John Snavely well? I am currently researching his case for a potential tv series and would like to talk about John if you are willing and available? Is there a way I can reach you directly?

Thank you

dugugigi
dugugigi

Maybe because this article is false . Dumbass.

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


devin858dlow
devin858dlow

@tinglingfoot  If she was underage, then you're asking for information on Child Pornography. Don't worry, I alerted the FBI and shared your IP address. 

d012560c
d012560c

@tinglingfoot What does "on camera 6 times" mean?  This could be 6 separate episodes or could mean one episode where the camera captures her image 6 different times.  As far as I know, she's only been seen in two episodes of DancingBear.  If we count the number of times the camera captured her image, it would be more than 6 times.

d012560c
d012560c

@x3.alexandrae : You should be more careful associating with John.  Even if he somehow beats that rap, he will have to face felony charges of sex with a minor.


greynunez
greynunez

@TVProducer @d012560c I just moved to florida. ft Walton beach. ive know him my hole life and we were in the same street gang we created when we were young. I know just about everything about him and if you have any questions feel free to ask

d012560c
d012560c

@TVProducer : How can I contact you?

TVProducer
TVProducer

@dugugigi Did you know John personally? I am working on a docu-series and would like to speak to people who knew him personally or professionally. Is there a way I can contact you directly? 

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

d012560c
d012560c

@x3.alexandrae: I refer to your relationship with John before you reached the age of consent (18 in Florida) as well as the scene in
"We've Got Loads" (db7772) and "House Party" (db7977).

x3.alexandrae
x3.alexandrae

I'm 19 years old . Not a minor, you seem to know so much of me. Surprised you can't get my age right

MikeMillerMiami
MikeMillerMiami

@greynunez I'm the author of this article. I'd like to hear more about Snavely's youth and your street gang. Please email me: michael.miller@miaminewtimes.com

devin858dlow
devin858dlow

Why does he feel like he's only defined by his dick size? lol. .Also, do you think as I do that he's going to now be on the receiving end , instead of not allowing it in his videos? JW. Because I don't know if you know jail or Prison, but you can be as built as you want, you can be an EXCELLENT fighter, but they have razors and are willing to use them to do as much damage. ESPECIALLY if you appeared in a gay porno, or you called someone a 'Spic'.  I'm white and I know you don't do that if you wanna do crime, you're gonna end up in jail at some point, and that's when you're their bitch. 

 
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