Celebrities are often loved and admired for their talents, but some have some pretty sinister skeletons in their closets. More than a few famous faces have actually taken the lives of other people. Some were unfortunate accidents, while others were cold-blooded murder. Some got away with it with a slap on the wrist, while others were convicted to time behind bars. There are not one but two Power Rangers on the list – did they really think they were invincible? Check out this video to learn about 10 stars who have killed.
Here is a transcript of the video.
Warning: Some of these celebrities committed cold-blooded murder. Discover the A-listers who have recklessly killed an innocent person, both intentionally and unintentionally.
1. BRANDY NORWOOD
The R&B singer was involved in a freeway pile-up in Los Angeles in 2006. Witnesses say that the accident, which took the life of one person, was the Moesha star’s fault. Brandy took full responsibility saying, “I should have stopped.” Charges were not pressed.
2. JOHNNY LEWIS
The former Sons of Anarchy star broke into his 81-year old landlord’s home and murdered the old woman and her cat back in 2012. Lewis later fell to his death from the roof of the house. Despite his long history of drug abuse, toxicology reports say that he did not have any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the incident.
3. LAURA BUSH
When she was a 17-year-old high-schooler, the former First Lady neglected to hit the breaks at a stop sign and smashed into the back of a car. She killed the driver who was a friend and classmate at school. No charges were ever pressed against George W. Bush’s wife, but she says the incident caused her to lose her faith for years.
4. MATTHEW BRODERICK
While Broderick and his then girlfriend, actress Jennifer Grey, were vacationing in Ireland in 1987, they collided with oncoming car. Both passengers in the other vehicle were killed. Broderick faced up to five years in prison, but the charges were later dropped. He was convicted of reckless driving and paid a $175 fine.
5. PHIL SPECTOR
The Grammy award winning record producer was convicted of murdering Lana Clarkson in his LA home. He had previously pulled a gun on four other women who had threatened to leave him. Spector was sentenced to 19 years in prison and will be 88 before he becomes eligible for parole.
6. LANE GARRISON
In 2007, the Prison Break star was charged with vehicular manslaughter, causing the death of a teenager whilst driving under the influence and providing alcohol to a minor. He was sentenced to three years in prison and released on good behavior.
7. SKYLAR DELEON
Former child actor who was in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, along with two other men, attempted to extort a couple on their yacht before drowning them in 2004. After one of the accused confessed, Deleon was found guilty and sentenced to death. He later said he did it to get money for a sex-change surgery.
8. LILLO BRANCATO
Like life imitating art, The Sopranos star Lillo Brancato served 8 years behind bars for his role in the slaying of an off-duty police officer in 2005. Brancato and a friend were trying to steal drugs at the time of the shooting. The friend got a life sentence for felony murder while Brancato got off with a burglary conviction, but the victim’s family hold both men responsible.
9. VINCE NEIL
The Mötley Crüe vocalist was driving drunk in 1984 when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an oncoming car. Neil’s passenger, 24-year-old Hanoi Rocks drummer, Razzle, was killed instantly. Neil was sentenced to 30 days in jail and paid $2.6 million in restitution for vehicular manslaughter.
10. RICARDO MEDINA JR.
Another Power Ranger was recently charged with murder after stabbing his roommate to death with a samurai sword, apparently in a fight over a girl. Medina, who starred in Power Rangers Wild Force and Power Rangers Samurai, faces between 26 years and life in prison if found guilty.
Whether accidental or premeditated, we know the guilt will haunt these stars for the rest of their lives.