St. Louis rapper accused of killing his grandparents

An aspiring St. Louis rapper wanted in connection with the murder of his grandparents is being held in a psychiatric ward under police watch, according to local media.

Davionne McRoberts, 25, entered the psychiatric ward on Wednesday afternoon covered in blood, prosecutors told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

McRoberts, who goes by the stage name Woozy the Goat, had been the subject of a manhunt after his grandparents were found dead on Tuesday, March 21, inside their trailer in Troy, Missouri – 55 miles northwest of St. Louis.

The couple have been identified as Donald McRoberts, 71, and Kathy Chatman McRoberts, 58.

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Donald McRoberts and Kathy Chatman McRoberts were found dead in their Missouri home. (Credit: KSDK News)

Local CBS affiliate KMOV Channel 4 reported that the two men were shot.

“We heard, I mean, six shots,” the couple’s neighbor Amber Rinsem told the TV station.

Members of the Troy Police Department were called to the McRoberts’ home to conduct a ‘wellness check’ as relatives had been unable to reach the couple.

Officers found both dead and urged residents to avoid the area as they processed the crime scene and used drones to search for a suspect.

The department posts regular updates on its Facebook page.

Investigators quickly identified a person of interest in the case.

“The Troy Missouri Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Davionne McRoberts regarding a homicide investigation,” the department posted on Facebook at 5:16 a.m. Wednesday, along with the above photo of McRoberts.

A few hours later, a mental institution in the Troy area informed the police that McRoberts had come forward to ask to be admitted.

Prosecutors plan to charge him with double murder.

Relatives told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch McRoberts had recently been acting strangely.

“He knocked on my door and said, ‘It’s God,'” his great-aunt Pamela McRoberts told the outlet. “He was talking about how he was God and we were all going to die. He said, “I’m going to rewrite the Bible,” and everything would be revealed at the next family meeting.

Pamela is the sister of Donald McRoberts, who was killed. She said she warned her brother that something was wrong with her nephew. “When he left my house, I called my brother. I said, ‘He doesn’t speak well.’ “

She said the elder McRoberts ignored the warning.

“He wasn’t worried at all,” she recalls.

The newspaper reported that relatives believe the grandson may have suffered a ‘mental crisis’.

Donald McRoberts was retired from the army. He and his wife were well known in the local community and ran the pantry at Calvary Chapel. Senior Pastor Wes Denham told KMOV that church staff were in shock.

“The team serving there is just broken and it’s a tragedy,” he said.

The pair met while working together at a local hotel and had been friends for around 20 years. They got married in 2017.

Pamela McRoberts said she does not believe anyone in the family tried to seek treatment for Davionne’s mental health after she raised concerns.

The St. Louis rapper has a handful of songs on his “WoozyTheGoat” YouTube page, but less than 200 subscribers. According to local reports, he also posted songs on music sharing website BandLab, where he had around 21,000 subscribers.

Watch a local report below.

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