20 Celebrities Who Have Committed Murder
We always hear the good about celebrities, but rarely we hear about the bad things. We may hear about their pasts, drug or alcohol addictions, but how well do we really know the celebrities some call their role model? Some celebrities around the world have committed atrocious crimes, such as the ones present on this list — have you ever wondered what terrible things your favorite actor or star may have done? Here are twenty celebrities who have committed murder, either directly or indirectly.
In 1987, the main actor of Inspector Gadget ended an amazing holiday with his former girlfriend in a terrible car accident. The accident occurred when Broderick drove on the wrong-side of a road, colliding with an oncoming vehicle.
The crash resulted in both the driver and passenger in the other vehicle to lose their lives.
Rebecca Gayheart was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 2001 after accidentally hitting a nine-year-old boy — the boy later passed away due to injuries suffered from the accident. Gayheart was released after pleading “no contest”.
In February 2015, Bruce Jenner, known as being the Kardashian’s step-father and an olympic champion, was involved in a tragic car accident which resulted in the death of another driver and severely injuring seven others.
Jenner subsequently released the following statement: “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. It is a devastating tragedy, and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.“
Rapper Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard were charged with murder in 1993; after his bodyguard shot Phillip Woldemariam. Both were found not-guilty on the grounds of self-defense.
Singer and America’s Got Talent judge Brandy Norwood claimed that she had been responsible for a freeway pile-up that had caused the death of a civilian in 2006.
Duane “Dog” Champan
While Duane Chapman, most notably known for his lead role in Dog The Bounty Hunter, wasn’t directly involved in the murder of Jerry Oliver, he was still tried for the crime. In 1976, Dog waited in a car outside a known drug dealers house while his friend was inside purchasing marijuana for him. Things got heated, which resulted his friend shooting Oliver.
O. J. Simpson
After being arrested and tried for the murder of his wife and friend, O. J. Simpson was said to have literally gotten away with murder.
Sons Of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis was convicted with not only breaking and entering but also murder — after breaking into an 81-year old lady’s home, murdering her and her beloved pet cat.
In 2002, famous basketball player Jayson Williams accidentally shot his driver whilst playing with a gun, later being sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
After acting in popular TV show, Prison Break, Lane Garrison was convicted of vehicular murder after a drink driving incident that resulted in the passenger of his car losing their life.
After placing a 911 call and telling police that he had shot his wife, Michael Jace was arrested and convicted of murder.
Lillo Brancato, Jr.
Though The Sopranos actor Lilli Brancato, Jr. was not convicted of second-degree murder like he had been tried for, he was still convicted of first-degree burglary and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
Brancato, Jr. and his collaborator, his former-girlfriend’s father, murdered an off-duty police officer. While Brancato, Jr. only received a sentence for burglary, his collaborator was tried and convicted of murder.
Christian Brando, star of I Love You, shot and killed his half-sister’s boyfriend in May 1990. Brando claimed the shooting was accidental, which occurred when Brando confronted his half-sister’s boyfriend for abusing her.
Brando was convicted with first-degree murder and was imprisoned for 10 years, however only served 5.
Famous Bollywood actor, Salman Khan has been charged with culpable homicide after driving his car into a bakery, taking the life of a civilian and injuring 3 others. The trial is still ongoing.
American Football Player Rae Carruth is currently imprisoned for charges relating to the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams.
Adams was in her car attempting to leave, when Carruth got in his car and tried to stop her by blocking her — Carruth’s friend then shot Adams. After being in a coma for a month, Adams was pronounced dead, resulting in Carruth being tried and convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. Carruth was sentenced to 18-24 years imprisonment.
In 2014, famous NASCAR driver Tony Stewart accidentally drove into a young man, Kevin Ward Jr., that had been walking on the track during an event. No charges were laid on Stewart.
On the set of The Crow, Brandon Lee was accidentally murdered by Michael Massee. Massee was playing with a prop gun that had been improperly prepared for a scene they had been filming that day, when it fired, striking Lee.
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary
Famous-interviewee Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, most known as Kai the Hatchet-Weilding Hitchhiker, is currently being tried for the of Joseph Galfy Jr.
Galfy Jr. was a 73-year-old lawyer, whom was found murdered in his own home after letting McGillvary stay there.
Charles S. Dutton
Roc actor Charles S. Dutton was convicted of murder at just 17-years-old, after he had gotten into a physical altercation with a man — leading to the mans death.
Dutton was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, however shortly after being released, he was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon and was jailed once again, this time for 3 years.
In 2010, Ugly Betty actor Michael Brae was found by police officers in his house, murdering his mother with a 3-foot-long samurai sword.
Brae was convicted with not only second-degree murder but also criminal possession of a weapon, he is now being held in a prison hospital ward, undergoing psychiatric evaluation and being prisoned without bail.