It’s said that there is no other crime that is as tragic, disturbing and difficult to get past as murder. Taking away someone’s life is a crime that is considered to be the gravest of them all. There are various celebrities that have snuffed out a human life, some even becoming more famous after the horrifying act. Here are the 10 celebrities who have killed people and paid dearly for the crime:
Broderick is one of the most likeable Hollywood actors and it comes as a shock to many of his fans when they learn that their favorite star has killed not one, but two people in real life. He killing two innocent people wasn’t intentional though, as it was a case of an accident that left Broderick in hospital for a month. Anna Gallagher and Margaret Doherty died instantly when Broderick’s car lost control and crashed the car that they were in. After he was found not to be drunk during the incident, Broderick was acquitted with a $175 fine.
He is one of Hollywood’s most dependable black actors and it’s a surprise to many that he has a dark past. At 17 years of age, he got into a fight and accidentally stabbed a young man to death. He was found guilty of manslaughter and was sent to 7 years in prison. It was while in prison that he discovered his talent.
She is the wife of George Bush, former President of the United States of America. Not so many people know that Laura accidentally killed her classmate in an accident. She ran a stop sign and crashed into another car, consequently killing its driver.
Kennedy was possibly drunk when he crashed his car into the water. Even though he managed to swim to safety, the female companion in the car wasn’t lucky. Kennedy’s first instinct was to flee the scene, which he did. He only turned himself in the next day and was given a two-month suspended jail sentence for fleeing the scene.
If Jayson would have known better, he wouldn’t have considered his shotgun a toy to play around with. As he was giving a tour of his house, Jayson accidentally killed his limo driver. He was convicted for the crime and is still serving his jail term.
Blake’s wife was shot dead soon after having dinner with Blake. The incident occurred right outside the restaurant they had just had dinner. Although Blake was not found guilty in the criminal case, he was however found liable in the civil suit.
Brandy is known all over the world as a talented singer and songwriter. She is also known as the celebrity who was humane enough to take full responsibility for an accident that killed another motorist. The accident occurred after she failed to brake in time, thus hitting the car in front of her and killing its driver.
OJ Simpson was many things. He was a professional American football player, actor, broadcaster and sadly, a convicted felon. Simpson was charged with the murders of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. His pursuit, arrest and trial were among the most broadly publicized events in American history. His trial is often characterized as “the trial of the century” as the verdict was watched on TV by more than half of the U.S. population.
Pistorious is a South African Paralympics Champion, who became the first ever double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics. On 14th February 2013, he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkam, at his home in Pretoria. Pistorious maintains to say that he mistook the South African model for an intruder. His trial for murder started on 3rd March, 2014 and the verdict is yet to be made.
Vybz Kartel (whose real name is Adidjah Palmer) is a Jamaican dancehall music artist who was recently convicted of murder. After a 65-day trial which was said to be the longest trial in Jamaica’s history, Kartel was found guilty of killing Clive Williams. Kartel is now serving jail time at Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, where he will remain for a very long time.