Famous Celebrities Who Have Killed People
CELEBS WHO HAVE KILLED PEOPLE
There's something ironic about the fact that the world would be a better place if some of the people on this list were more victim than perpetrator...
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN: Robert Wagner's wife, Natalie Wood, fell overboard a boat and died in 1981. This happened when a fight broke out between Walken and Wagner about whether Walken wanted to mess around with his wife.
FELICIA PEARSON: One of the most endearing characters on The Wire, Felecia "Snoop" Pearson actually had real life experiences to draw from. Pearson was convicted of second-degree murder at the tender age of 14 for shooting to death Okia Toomer. She received two 8-year sentences however was released after just 6.5 years behind bars.
DUANE "DOG" CHAPMAN: Dog the bounty hunter may hunt bad guys now, but at one time Chapman was one of the bad guys, himself. Chapman didn't actually pull the trigger himself, but he was present when his friend shot and killed his weed dealer, an act that earned him a first-degree murder conviction and a five year prison stint.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: The famed writer shot and killed his common-law wife Joan Vollmer. Initially Burroughs claimed the two were playing a drunken game of William Tell and that he was attempting to shoot a glass off her head and missed. He later changed his story to a simpler "mishandling a firearm".
RAY LEWIS: In 2000, following a Super Bowl party in involving NFL linebacker Lewis, his two buddies, and a group of other people were involved in a particularly wild fight. This brawl resulted in the deaths of Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker. 11 days later, Lewis and his companions were charged with murder and aggravated-assault. He was later sentenced to 12 months' probation. The NFL would also fine him $250,000 and he reached settlements with the families of Lollar and Baker.
ROBERT BLAKE: Blake's wife was shot dead outside of a restaurant on an evening when they were having dinner. Blake claimed to be in the restaurant getting a gun he accidentally left at the table. Though he was found not guilty in the criminal case, he was found liable in the civil.
DON KING: Former boxing promoter and douchebag, Don King, is more than just a known swindler and hustler. In two separate incidents, King ended the lives of two different men. The first murder, that of Hillary Brown, was dismissed as justifiable homicide after King claimed he caught Brown trying to steal from one of Don's gambling houses. The second death, brought King a second-degree murder charge after the stomping death of his former employee, Sam Garrett, whom King claimed owed him $600. The judge later reduced King's conviction to non-negligent manslaughter, for which King served less than four years.
OSCAR PISTORIUS: Four-time Paralympics gold medal runner and double amputee Oscar Pistorious was responsible for the murder of his girlfriend back in 2013. Pistorious said that he thought he was firing at an intruder. Absurd reason really, and the court didn't listen. He was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to 5 years but is likely to be freed upon serving just 10 months.
REBECCA GAYHEART: She was famous for her beautiful eyes and hair before she her tumultuous relationship with husband Eric Dane and heroin. It's unknown if she was abusing drugs when she ran over and killed a 9 year old boy. She plead "no contest" to a charge of vehicular manslaughter.
J. R. SMITH: Resident NBA bad boy, J.R Smith, drove through a stop light back in 2007 which resulted in collision which killed his passenger. After pleading guilty, Smith received a sentence of 90 days in jail, but he only served 30.
BRANDY: Squeaky clean "The Boy is Mine" singer Brandy, was involved in a tragic accident that lead to the death of a woman named in 2006. She claimed responsibility for the freeway pile-up and was heard saying over and over again "I should have stopped".
GUCCI MANE: A dumb feud between rappers Gucci Mane and Jeezy over a 2005 song they did together turned into a messy confrontation which ended with Jeezy's best friend, Pookie Loc, being killed. Gucci Mane says that it was self-defence.
SNOOP DOGG: Snoop changed his name to Snoop Lion last year after being rechristened but even that cannot make up for the fact that he and his bodyguard were charged with the murder of a rival gang member. After years of court battles, Snoop was acquitted of all charges.
MATTHEW BRODERICK: The Ferris Bueller star was driving in Ireland with then girlfriend Jennifer Grey when he veered into the other lane and crashed head on with another car killing the driver. It was determined he was not drunk, but the reason for the accident was never determined. He was charged with "careless driving" which came with a $175 fine.
OJ SIMPSON: He may have been acquitted of the charges, but most of us still believe that former football great OJ Simpson is a cold-blooded killer. An overwhelming amount of evidence points to Simpson as the murderer of Simpson's former wife and mother of his children, Nicole Brown, and her lover, Ron Goldman, but with a powerful defines team, OJ was able to beat the charges.
MICHAEL MASSEE: In 1993 he was the person to accidentally shoot and kill actor Brandon Lee during the filming of The Crow.