Celebrities and Crime by Michael Newton

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By Michael Newton

The public's fascination with celebrities can succeed in a fever pitch while celebrities dedicate or are interested in a criminal offense. well-known sufferers just like the Lindbergh child and Sharon Tate have raised public outcry opposed to the harsh crimes that claimed their lives. And the rigors of megastar criminals resembling Jim Bakker and O.J. Simpson are evidence that even the wealthy and recognized usually are not above breaking the legislation. ''Celebrities and Crime'' examines the crossroads the place repute and the underworld meet, seems at distinct kinds of crime certain at celebrities, and discusses how legislations enforcement handles superstar sufferers and star perpetrators.The chapters comprise: The Devil's enterprise; Stalked!; homicide in Brentwood; number 1 with a Bullet; and the cost of repute. The situations coated comprise: Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnapping; Charles Manson and the Manson kinfolk murders; The unsolved homicide of actor Bob Crane; famous person stalkers and assassins, together with the homicide of John Lennon; star frauds Jim and Tammy Bakker; The O.J. Simpson homicide trial, and different well-known athletes' encounters with crime; Tupac Shakur, and the gangsta rap feud among the East Coast and West Coast rappers; star shoplifters and the Winona Ryder case; and Robert Blake, accused of murdering his spouse.

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44 Celebrities and Crime 1999: Athena Marie Rolando invaded actor Brad Pitt’s home and played dress-up with his clothes in January 1999. She was sentenced to 15 hours of community service and three years probation. 1999: Barry George shot and killed British TV journalist Jill Dando outside her London home in April 1999. The obsessed fan received a life sentence. ” The e-mails came from a computer at Aristotle University of Thessalonica, in Greece. 1998–2000: Dante Michael Soiu was committed to a California mental institution in December 2000, with a minimum three-year sentence, for sending actress Gwyneth Paltrow hundreds of unwelcome letters, emails, and gifts since 1998.

Prosecutors argued that the gloves had shrunk from exposure to water. When Simpson tried on a new pair—same size, without rubber gloves underneath—they fit perfectly. ” LReal-Life CSI: DNA DNA profiling is widely regarded as the last word in personal identification. According to experts, the odds against two different people matching the same complete DNA profile are 100 billion to one. 5 billion. ’s bloodstain at the Brentwood crime scene matched only one person in 57 billion—more than nine times Earth’s total population.

Hooker claims that Kidman “flirted” with him at a bookstore. 2001: Marlon Esracio Pagtakhan received five years probation, with a judicial restraining order, in May 2001, after he pled “no contest” to charges of stalking actress Jeri Ryan (from TV’s Star Trek: Voyager and Boston Public). His harassment of Ryan included “hundreds and hundreds” of threatening e-mails. 2001: Michael Willis faced criminal charges in August 2001, and was held for psychiatric testing, after repeatedly calling actress Katie Holmes’s father, asking permission to marry her.

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