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Body identified as paparazzo facing charges in actress incident (Reese Witherspoon case)
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/23/06 | AP - Los Angeles

Posted on 02/23/2006 11:27:29 AM PST by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A paparazzo facing charges involving an incident with actress Reese Witherspoon was found dead this month in a Brentwood apartment, the coroner's office confirmed Thursday.

The body of Todd Kevin Wallace, 44, was positively identified but the cause of death was not determined pending results of toxicology tests, said Brenda Shafer, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County coroner.

The decomposed body was found on Feb. 5.

In December, an arrest warrant was issued for Wallace by Orange County authorities after he failed to show up for a bail hearing on misdemeanor charges that included battery.

Wallace allegedly became angry when Witherspoon and her friends declined to be photographed Sept. 2 at Disney's California Adventure. Anaheim city prosecutors said Wallace became aggressive, striking a 5-year-old girl with his camera and shoving two park employees out of the way.

Witherspoon's group was at the amusement park for a birthday party for her 6-year-old daughter.

Wallace pleaded innocent to the charges, which could have sent him to jail for 3 1/2 years if convicted.

He was free pending trial when Anaheim officials requested the bail hearing after learning that he had been arrested on Dec. 5 for allegedly stealing an item from an electronics store.

In that case, he faced a felony charge of committing petty theft with a prior conviction.

The photographer served more than four years in prison after a 1993 conviction for second-degree burglary and receiving goods by fraud, according to state corrections records.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: actress; body; brittanymurphy; california; facingcharges; identified; incident; paparazzo; reese; reesewitherspoon; witherspoon

1 posted on 02/23/2006 11:27:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Moral: Don't mess with Reese. She's mean.
2 posted on 02/23/2006 11:28:38 AM PST by RichInOC (...heh, heh, heh...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don't blame Pellicano, he's still in jail (I think).


3 posted on 02/23/2006 11:28:45 AM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: RichInOC

I<3 Reese, and I'll let her teach me any lesson she wants *drool*


4 posted on 02/23/2006 11:29:48 AM PST by catbertz
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To: NormsRevenge

5 posted on 02/23/2006 11:30:51 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: RichInOC
Good movie.


6 posted on 02/23/2006 11:31:17 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: NormsRevenge

Killed with one of Reese's Pieces?


7 posted on 02/23/2006 11:31:38 AM PST by Borges
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To: NormsRevenge

Great, this just makes it worse for Reese. I remember that incident- would have scared anybody. However, I can never remeber whether she is the Cheerleader from Bring it on or the girl from Legally Blonde.


8 posted on 02/23/2006 11:32:18 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: catbertz
<3

so, THAT is what it means ... i thot it had something to do with the word "b_tt" .... oops!

9 posted on 02/23/2006 11:32:36 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (But even if he does not...)
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To: NormsRevenge


The beginning of the title got my hopes high for a few seconds: wouldn't it be better if the body was identified as paparazzo? One wouldn't even need to charge it


10 posted on 02/23/2006 11:32:45 AM PST by GSlob
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To: Borges

That was bad. It had to be said, but it was bad.


11 posted on 02/23/2006 11:33:37 AM PST by null and void (Imagine what they would be doing if it wasn't a religion of peace!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Todd Kevin Wallace

Clearly a bad man. How can I be sure? Three names. Lee Harvey Oswald. Mark David Chapman. James Earle Ray. It's the mark of the devil.

12 posted on 02/23/2006 11:33:49 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (E)
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To: NormsRevenge
Another pappanazzi bites the dust.

RIP

Leni

13 posted on 02/23/2006 11:34:12 AM PST by MinuteGal (Sail the Bounding Main to the Balmy, Palmy Caribbean on FReeps Ahoy 4. Register Now!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Contestant in "Most Awful Headline of Year" award.


14 posted on 02/23/2006 11:35:23 AM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: RichInOC

Reese Wither-poon......Deadly


15 posted on 02/23/2006 11:35:38 AM PST by jrg
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To: ClearCase_guy

Hitlery Rotten Klintoon


16 posted on 02/23/2006 11:35:39 AM PST by Cecily
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To: ClearCase_guy

John Wayne Gacy.

Ever notice how many bad guys have either "Wayne" or "Lee" in their names?

Wayne Lee Wayne. Three names, plus they're the two really bad ones. Obviously he's the Anti-Christ. :)


17 posted on 02/23/2006 11:36:18 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Tagline deleted at request of moderator.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Body identified as paparazzo facing charges

They are charging the body?

18 posted on 02/23/2006 11:37:09 AM PST by RogueIsland (.)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Pick Flick!"


19 posted on 02/23/2006 11:38:43 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: gondramB
She was the girl in Legally Blonde.


20 posted on 02/23/2006 11:38:54 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Borges

Hey, you back off! I do the lame jokes around here! :P ROFL!


21 posted on 02/23/2006 11:39:26 AM PST by derllak
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To: NormsRevenge
She look so sweet and innocent, but...

;o)
22 posted on 02/23/2006 11:40:27 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Clearly a bad man. How can I be sure? Three names. Lee Harvey Oswald. Mark David Chapman. James Earle Ray. It's the mark of the devil.

Hillary Rodham Clinton...yes, that works.

23 posted on 02/23/2006 11:40:27 AM PST by American Quilter (In friendship false, implacable in hate: resolv'd to ruin,or to rule the state. - John Dryden)
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To: Quilla
You're right I was thinking of kirstan Dunst - i get them confused


24 posted on 02/23/2006 11:41:11 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Yeah, and what about the name of one of the escaped convicts in the comedic movie Happy, Texas?

His name was Wayne Wayne Wayne, Jr.

25 posted on 02/23/2006 11:41:59 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: RogueIsland
They are charging the body?

I know. Worst. Headline. Editor. Ever.

26 posted on 02/23/2006 11:43:55 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: derllak

Gagged WithHerSpoon? Ryan must have Phillipe-d out.


27 posted on 02/23/2006 11:44:32 AM PST by Borges
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To: American Quilter
Hillary Rodham Clinton...yes, that works.

Hmmm, I've always told people it was Hillary Bulls#$t Clinton. It'd be a shame if I was misleading them all these years. Still a 3-namer, though.

28 posted on 02/23/2006 11:45:24 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: American Quilter

Don't forget James Earl Jones aka Darth Vader, underling to the evil emperor Hillary Rotten Klinton


29 posted on 02/23/2006 11:45:49 AM PST by mountn man (Tact is for people not witty enough to be sarcastic.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
...Three names....It's the mark of the devil.

William Jefferson Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton

30 posted on 02/23/2006 11:47:11 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Blue Jays
Hi All-

And then you've got Brittany Murphy to cause further confusion between Reese Witherspoon, Kirsten Dunst, and a bunch of other young actresses. I can't tell them apart half the time.

~ Blue Jays ~

31 posted on 02/23/2006 11:58:03 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Also the reason so many actors have three names is because names that are already registered with the Screen Actors Guild can't be duplicated so they have to use a middle name.


32 posted on 02/23/2006 11:58:37 AM PST by Borges
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