I had a few cute emails about my first celebrity murderers article and my brother ragged me about the lameness of the Laura Bush paragraph so I decided to give it another try. So here goes.
Charles S. Dutton
No wonder he is such a good actor. He has lived it all. Charles S. Dutton served prison sentences for manslaughter, illegal possession of a firearm and acting as the ringleader of a prison riot. He killed a man during a fight at age 17 and was sentenced to manslaughter. He served seven years. Once released, he was caught with a firearm and did three more years. He was a shit starter in prison and once, while in solitary confinement when he accidentally found himself with a book on black playwrights, he fell in love with acting.
Lillo Brancato Jr.
This is one of my favorite celebrity fuck-up stories. He's just so damn dumb. I loved Lillo in A Bronx Tale, a wonderful true story of life in the Bronx for a young Italian boy in the 50's. He was also on the Soprano's, another plus. After his brief dance with fame, poor Lillo got hooked on heroin. He and a buddy broke into a home with intent to burglarize for drugs and an off-duty police officer intervened. The friend shot and killed him. Lillo was sentenced to 10 years and was paroled in 2013.
Here is another raging dumbass. He had a teensy-weensy bit part in The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the 90's as a kid. He grew up to be a big ol' douche and murdered a couple, Thomas and Jackie Hawkes, on their yacht which he had been pretending to buy.
The boxing mogul shot a man in the back, but was found to be justified during a burglary. Not long after that incident, he stomped a man to death who worked for him and owed him $600. He spent four years in prison. Whoa. He's totally learned his lesson.