We don’t usually come across stories about celebrities who have killed people (or attempted to kill people) that often, but this week there are at least three coming out of Tinseltown. The first story, which we first reported back in June, has to do with former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane. Locane is being indicted on charges of aggravated manslaughter and assault by automobile after killing a motorist in New Jersey. She admitted at the scene that she had been drinking that day. If convicted, she faces up to thirty-five years in prison.
The second celeb to face the court this week is Shelley Malil, the actor from The 40-Year-Old Virgin, who received a life sentence yesterday for attempted murder. Malil stabbed his ex-girlfriend Kendra Beebe twenty times in 2008 after she spent time with another man. He will be eligible for parole in twelve years. Finally, the bizarre case of the Food Network chef Juan Carlos Cruz came to a close this week when the chef was sentenced to nine years in prison for soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife. TMZ has the full, bizarre story on Cruz, which involves a murder-suicide pact and is totally a Law And Order episode waiting to happen.
Happy week before Christmas, everyone, and may you nestle all snug in your bed knowing that Hollywood’s most volatile celebs are locked up tight.
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