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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
William Shatner? Robert Wagner? What? Any Hollywood star whose wife dies is subject to murder charges in your eyes?
OJ & Blake , sure ,, but the others were stupid drunken accidents ,, Shatner was out of town when it occurred..
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.”
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.
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.
Apparently so, and considering nearly half of his examples are specious, it hurts his argument.
Natalie Woods 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.
By all accounts, Robert Wagner was devastated, so I doubt that he gave her the ol' "Jonah-heave".
I odn’t know. He started dating Jill St. John and married her pretty quickly after it happened.
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).
Okay, he's not a 'star', but he's a famous person that got away with murder.
Though, technically, he was charged with aggrevated manslaughter, and a slew of other charges not murder.
Claudine Longet and the skier?
Very good! Spider Sabich! You’re either an old gumper like me or a weird history buff.
As if prolonged mourning and restraint have ever been chic in Hollywood.
The newest tabloid celebrities...Gerry and Kate McCann.
He married Jill St. John 10 years after Natalie drowned.
Consider me suitably chastened.
” Youre either an old gumper like me or a weird history buff.”
I’m not under oath so I’ll plead to the later. };^)