Feb 15, 2013

Celebrities Accused of Murder

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Stars Accused of Murder, Celebrities Accused of Murder 


The news that Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic athlete (what's his nickname? Oscar Pistorius blade runner), was charged on Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has shocked the sports world. The South African star joins a select group of celebrities, including an NFL champion and hip-hop artist, who have faced similar trials. Read about other stars who have been accused of murder.

Olympian Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius electrified the 2012 London Olympics as the first double amputee to participate in the games (in which events did he compete? Oscar Pistorius London Olympics 400m and 4x400m relay). Less than a year later, Pistorius made headlines on Valentine's Day following the fatal shooting of his model-girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home. He appeared in court today and was charged with premeditated murder.

Record producer Phil Spector

Phil Spector became a legend in the music industry for working with artists such as this beloved British rock band and this girl group. But he became infamous after the 2003 shooting death of an actress at his mansion. During the murder trial, his outlandish hairstyles almost took center stage. Phil Spector convicted, Phil Spector 19 years to life prison.

TV & film actor Robert Blake

The former child actor, who later starred in this iconic TV series, was charged in the 2002 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley (what was her reputation? Bonnie Lee Bakley exploiting older men). Robert Blake acquitted, Robert Blake Piers Morgan

NBA star Jayson Williams

Jayson Williams played in the NBA (which teams? Jayson Williams Philadelphia 76ers New Jersey Nets), but his life took a turn in 2002, when he faced first-degree murder charges in the death of his limousine driver Costas Gus Christofi(what were the circumstances? Jayson Williams showing off shotgun). Jayson Williams found not guilty manslaughter prison for aggravated assault, Jayson Williams writing book

Rapper C-Murder

C-Murder (what is his real name? C-Murder Corey Miller) was partying in Louisiana (which club? Platinum Club Harvey Louisiana) in 2002 when events turned deadly. A 16-year-old boy C-Murder Steve Thomas 16 was beaten and shot to death, and C-Murder was charged with murder and fraud. C-Murder convicted second degree murder, c-Murder convicted second degree murder overturned, C-Murder conviction life in prison second degree murder.

NFL champion Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis was involved in a fight during a Super Bowl party in 2000 that ended in two deaths Richard Lollar Jacinth Baker 2000 and a murder indictment for the Baltimore Ravens linebacker. Ray Lewis plea agreement charges dropped, Ray Lewis retired 2013 super bowl champion.

Former NFL great O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson was enjoying an acting career after his NFL retirement. In 1994, he was accused in the double homicide of his former wife and friend. The American football hero embarked on an infamous highway chase before being taken into custody. O.J. Simpson acquitted murders, OJ Simpson civil Goldman family lawsuits, OJ Simpson super bowl prison party.

Ex-pro football player Robert Rozier

Robert Rozier played for the St. Louis Cardinals, but after leaving the NFL he became a militant (which sect did he join? The Brotherhood Robert Rozier militant group) and faced multiple counts of murder in 1986. Robert Rozier seven murder charges, Robert Rozier guilty seven murders, Robert Rozier witness protection program, Robert Rozier bad check three strikes law life in prison.

Punk rocker Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious made a name for himself as the bassist for this punk rock group. While staying at New York's Hotel Chelsea in 1978, he awoke to find his girlfriend Nancy Spungen (what was her profession? Nancy Spungen prostitute) stabbed to death. He was arrested and charged with her killing. Sid Vicious no guilty or innocence found, Sid Vicious died heroin overdose.

French singer Claudine Longet

Claudine Longet had a successful singing career before venturing into the Hollywood scene. After her separation from singer Andy Williams, Longet began an affair with Olympic skier Vladimir "Spider" Sabich. Their stormy relationship ended in 1976 when she was charged with his fatal shooting. Claudine Longet acquitted felony manslaughter, Claudine Longet settled out of court spider sabich family, Claudine Longet Ron Austin married.

Boxing promoter Don King

Don King, who is known for his hair and for promoting great boxers such as Mike Tyson, was accused in the 1966 stomping death of an employee (what were the circumstances? Don King Sam Garrett owe $600). Don King Sam Garrett guilty four years prison, Don King annual turkey giveaway christmas.

Silent film actor 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Known for his lucrative Paramount Studios contract (how much? Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle $1 million a year Paramount Studios ), Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was arrested in the attempted rape and death of an actress in 1921. Though an autopsy showed no signs of foul play, Arbuckle was tried three times for the crimes. fatty arbuckle acquittal third trial, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle scandal ended career died in his sleep.