When you’re famous, everything you do eventually finds its way to the spotlight. With that being said, you’d think celebrities would to their best to make sure that any attention they bring to themselves won’t do any damage.
As with everyone else, celebrities make errors, some fatal. A number of high-profile court cases and celebrity murder stories have surfaced. Within that group, there is another group of persons who killed their spouse. In many cases, the crimes were needless and brutal.
Oscar Pistorius, a South African sprinter, alleges he inadvertently murdered his fiancée in 2013. The shooting took place at Pistorius’ Pretoria house. Intruder or not, he was charged with murder for his actions. He was convicted guilty of manslaughter in 2014.
Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius had a falling out on Valentine’s Day 2013, CNN reports. She barricaded herself in the couple’s magnificent house in a gated enclave in Pretoria, and Pistorius shot her four times through the bathroom door. I’m not sure who was in there, he said. He was later found guilty of her murder.
A six-year sentence was upgraded to a 15-year term in 2017, according to the New York Times.
Although Robert Blake had a lengthy career in the entertainment world, his arrest for the death of his wife, Bonnie Bakley, in 2001 made headlines.
Chris Benoit used to be a famous WWE star. From 2007 onwards, things got out of hand for the Canadian wrestler. Two days later, Benoit hanged himself after killing his wife and kids.
Michael is an American actor noted for his role on The Shield on FX. On May 19, 2014, this guy admitted to shooting his wife April. He was later found guilty of murder. After such heinous acts, we question what happens to their fame and wealth.