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Getting Away with Murder?
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Posted on 09/28/2007 10:19:22 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Getting Away with Murder?

I was noticing this in the Phil Spector case, often stars seem to get away with murder.

While it is impossible to know what really happened it is quite likely that some of these people were at least tangentially involved in the death of a spouse, significant other or someone else.

Here are some I can think of:

OJ Simpson William Shatner Robert Wagner Robert Blake


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: murder; stars
Anyone think of anyone else?
1 posted on 09/28/2007 10:19:23 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Shatner?


2 posted on 09/28/2007 10:21:42 AM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

William Shatner? Robert Wagner? What? Any Hollywood star whose wife dies is subject to murder charges in your eyes?


3 posted on 09/28/2007 10:22:11 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

OJ & Blake , sure ,, but the others were stupid drunken accidents ,, Shatner was out of town when it occurred..


4 posted on 09/28/2007 10:30:47 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: theDentist

Bill Shatner is the one that gets me. I believe it was just a decade ago that he came home to find his (admittedly drug-abusing) 2nd wife floating naked and face-down in their pool.

That’s the official version. His histrionic 911 call is a matter of record. However, the part that set tongues to wagging is the fact that he didn’t jump in to pull her out. Presumably, he had sufficient presence of mind to reason that if he stayed bone-dry no-one could say he drowned her.

The other factor is that she was a trainwreck of a personality who was driving him round the bend at the time.

Things that make you go “hmmmm.”


5 posted on 09/28/2007 10:31:18 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Neidermeyer

Those were all the details I ever knew. If the late Mrs. Shatner was obviously bloated and stinking then Bill’s reticence to get in there would be more understandable.


6 posted on 09/28/2007 10:33:26 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Natalie Wood’s overdose/suicide was back in ‘83. I believe both she and Robert Wagner were married to other people at the time.

I’m getting nostalgic here. I remember the tabloids were making hay of it for months but there was no evidence of foul play.


7 posted on 09/28/2007 10:35:52 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: theDentist
William Shatner? Robert Wagner? What? Any Hollywood star whose wife dies is subject to murder charges in your eyes?

Apparently so, and considering nearly half of his examples are specious, it hurts his argument.

8 posted on 09/28/2007 10:36:33 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: sinanju
Natalie Wood’s overdose/suicide was back in ‘83. I believe both she and Robert Wagner were married to other people at the time.

Natalie Wood drowned when she fell off her boat near Catalina Island. She had re-married Bob Wager a few years earlier.

9 posted on 09/28/2007 10:38:50 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: sinanju
They were drunk aboard Christopher Walken's yacht when, late at night, she tried to climb into a skiff and paddle to shore. She fell into the water, and wearing a heavy down parka, got dragged down and drowned.

By all accounts, Robert Wagner was devastated, so I doubt that he gave her the ol' "Jonah-heave".

10 posted on 09/28/2007 10:39:22 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I odn’t know. He started dating Jill St. John and married her pretty quickly after it happened.


11 posted on 09/28/2007 10:49:28 AM PDT by murron
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sorry, I plead extreme youth, and an only passing interest in celebrity culture.

That said, it is incredible just how drownable intoxication makes you. You can drown in a damn mud puddle when sloshed (re: Ira Hayes).


12 posted on 09/28/2007 10:57:18 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
Here are some I can think of: OJ Simpson William Shatner Robert Wagner Robert Blake

Teddy Kennedy.

Okay, he's not a 'star', but he's a famous person that got away with murder.

13 posted on 09/28/2007 10:57:29 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody
Jayson Williams comes to mind.

Though, technically, he was charged with aggrevated manslaughter, and a slew of other charges not murder.

14 posted on 09/28/2007 11:07:41 AM PDT by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Claudine Longet and the skier?


15 posted on 09/28/2007 11:08:54 AM PDT by Roccus (Fighting politicians IS the war on terror!)
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To: Roccus

Very good! Spider Sabich! You’re either an old gumper like me or a weird history buff.


16 posted on 09/28/2007 11:58:33 AM PDT by karnage
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To: murron
I odn’t know. He started dating Jill St. John and married her pretty quickly after it happened.

As if prolonged mourning and restraint have ever been chic in Hollywood.

17 posted on 09/28/2007 12:04:51 PM PDT by Dunstan McShane
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

The newest tabloid celebrities...Gerry and Kate McCann.


18 posted on 09/28/2007 12:06:52 PM PDT by Palladin (Satan to Fidel: "Let me light your cigar.")
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To: Dunstan McShane

He married Jill St. John 10 years after Natalie drowned.


19 posted on 09/28/2007 12:24:09 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: murron
I would have been willing to marry Jill St. John pretty soon after it happened as well.
20 posted on 09/28/2007 12:26:57 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: Right Cal Gal
He married Jill St. John 10 years after Natalie drowned.

Consider me suitably chastened.

21 posted on 09/28/2007 12:47:31 PM PDT by Dunstan McShane
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To: karnage

” You’re either an old gumper like me or a weird history buff.”
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I’m not under oath so I’ll plead to the later. };^)


22 posted on 09/28/2007 1:13:28 PM PDT by Roccus (Fighting politicians IS the war on terror!)
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