By Michael Newton
The public's fascination with celebrities can achieve a fever pitch whilst celebrities devote or are fascinated by against the law. recognized 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 well-known aren't above breaking the legislations. ''Celebrities and Crime'' examines the crossroads the place popularity and the underworld meet, seems at unique varieties of crime specified at celebrities, and discusses how legislations enforcement handles big name sufferers and superstar perpetrators.The chapters comprise: The Devil's enterprise; Stalked!; homicide in Brentwood; number 1 with a Bullet; and the cost of popularity. The instances lined 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; superstar 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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It matched the left glove from the murder scene. Another officer found blood drops leading from Simpson’s car, up the driveway to his house. m. Inside, they found a pair of socks in Simpson’s bedroom, stained with Nicole’s blood. Bloodstains found on and inside Simpson’s car matched DNA from both victims. Simpson arrived while the search was in progress, wearing a bandage on the middle finger of his left hand. Simpson said he had cut his finger before leaving home, then reopened the cut when he broke a glass in Chicago.
Simpson married Nicole Brown in February 1985. Their first child was born eight months later, followed by another in 1988. In May 1989 Simpson pled “no contest” to charges of beating Nicole. He was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and two years probation. The couple separated in February 1992 and divorced eight months later. Still, the violence continued. Nicole kept diaries listing 62 incidents of abuse by Simpson. In October 1993 she called police to remove Simpson from her home. After the divorce, she claimed that Simpson threatened to kill her if she ever dated other men.
He won All-Pro honors five times, and in 1985 became the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While playing football, Simpson launched a second career as an actor. He played small roles in various TV series (1967–72), then graduated to movies with Why (1973), and made 12 more films by 1994. Ironically, in view of later events, Simpson had his greatest film success playing a detective in the comic Naked Gun series (1988–94). Producers considered him for The Terminator in 1984, but decided Simpson was “too nice” to play a killer robot.
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