Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Killed People in Real Life. We all watch movies on TV and on the big screen and over and over again witness the actors kill people. This is all part of the plot and we don’t give it a second thought. When we turn on the local and national news, however; and see those same actors being arrested for killing someone, that gets our attention. We are often surprised when people we admire on the big screen find themselves in such terrible circumstances. The rich and famous such as most actors are, just don’t seem to be the type of people that would find themselves in those type of lifestyles. They seem to be more glamorous than what we think of as killers. The truth is underneath those great acting lines are just ordinary people with the same ups and downs in life like most of us live. They too are capable of doing awful things. These are celebrities who have killed people in real life.
List of Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Killed People in Real Life
10. Amy Locane-Bovenizer
Amy Locane-Bovenizer an actress appearing on Melrose Place was sentenced to three years in prison. She was convicted of the death of 60-year Helene Seeman in a vehicular homicide. This occurred in 2010 and was not an acceptable sentence for the Seeman family who walked out of the courtroom embittered. The family of Helene Seeman was hoping to see a maximum sentence of 10 years given to Locane-Bovenizer.
The crash which took the life of Helene Seeman happened on June 27, 2010, when Locane-Bovenizer’s vehicle crashed into Helene and her husband as they were turning into their driveway. Locane-Bovenizer’s blood level tested at three times the legal limit. She received a sentence of less than the minimum five-year sentence from a judge who used their discretion due to mitigating circumstances she was experiencing. Amy Locane-Bovenizer’s daughter was suffering from Crohn’s disease. She did eventually receive an additional six months to her sentence.
9. Lillo Brancato Jr.
Lillo Brancato Jr. is a Colombian-born American actor who made his directorial debut in 1993 with, A Bronx Tale. He also had a role on the Sopranos. Brancato was charged with second-degree murder in 2005 for his role in a burglary. During this burglary, an off-duty officer, Daniel Enchautegui confronted the burglars and was killed during a shoot-out that occurred. Brancato was eventually acquitted of the murder charge but was convicted of first-degree burglary and received a 10-year sentence.
Brancato Jr. began by serving his time as a state inmate at Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, New York. He was transferred from there to the Hudson Correctional Facility. Brancato was released on parole in 2013 and his co-defendant, Steven Armento received a life sentence for firing the fatal shot which took Daniel Enchautegui’s life.
8. Rebecca Gayheart
Rebecca Gayheart was the Noxema girl in the 90’s. She is also famous as a television and film actress as well as her modeling. She began her career in a film by Brett Ratner playing a minor role of a student. Her popularity grew when she became the spokesperson for Noxema which led her to minor roles in, Nothing to Lose and, Scream. Her roles grew to those where she starred in, Urban Legends and Jawbreaker.
Rebecca’s life took a serious turn in 2001 when she was convicted of vehicular manslaughter. While driving her vehicle Rebecca Gayheart struck and killed a nine-year-old boy in Los Angeles. When Jorge Cruz Jr, died from his injuries the day following the accident, Gayheart pleaded no contest to the charges. She was given a sentence of 3-years’ probation, 1-year suspension of her driving license, 750 hours of community service she was required to complete, and a fine of $2,800. Gayheart also settled an out of court settlement with the grieving parents for a wrongful death suit. She is reported as saying this incident will stay with her for the rest of her life.
7. Robert Blake
Robert Blake starred in the film, In Cold Blood and also starred in the TV series, Baretta. He started his acting career as a child where he appeared 22 times in the Red Ryder series. After he completed his time in the Army, Blake returned to acting. He was noted at one time for having the longest career in Hollywood history. In April of 2002, Blake was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife. Earle Caldwell, his bodyguard, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy in connection with this murder.
According to Blake, he and his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley were out for dinner where Bakley was later found dead in their car from a gunshot wound to the head. Blake said that he had returned to the restaurant to retrieve a gun he had left behind and he was not near the vehicle when she was shot. The gun he reported going back for later was determined not to be the murder weapon. One key fact that convinced the Police to charge Blake with the murder was the testimony of retired stuntman, Ronald Hambleton, stating Blake had approached him trying to hire him to kill Bakley. This testimony later came under intense questioning by the Defense which helped to have a ‘not guilty’ verdict returned.
A civil suit was filed against Blake by his three children claiming he was responsible for Bakley’s death. The jury, in this case, found him responsible and required him to pay $30 million. Blake ended up filing bankruptcy.
6. John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth was an American actor. He was a prominent 19th-century actor appearing as a member of the Booth theatrical family. Booth was a Confederate sympathizer and originally worked with a group who plotted to kidnap President Lincoln. Their plans later changed and they planned to kill him. Of all the conspirators in this group, Booth was the only one to actually carry out the plan.
After killing President Lincoln, Booth fled on horseback and made his way to Virginia where he was tracked down twelve days later. He was shot in the barn by a Union soldier, Boston Corbett after the barn he was hiding in started on fire.
5. Fay DeWitt
Fay DeWitt starred on the TV series, Mork & Mindy and also Designing Women. She was charged with stabbing, Ray Allen her ex-husband to death. Allen was a playwright who it was said DeWitt stabbed to death with a letter opener. It was later determined Allen was drunk when he broke into DeWitt’s home, whom he had been divorced from for about a month, and beat her by repeatedly slamming her head against a wall.
4. Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton is an American TV, film, and stage actor. He is famous for his roles in, Fortune, Rudy, and Alien 3. When Dutton was only 17-years old, he got into a fight with a man which resulted in the man’s death. Dutton claimed it was self-defense as the man had attacked him, but he was convicted of manslaughter and spent seven years in prison. After his release from prison on the manslaughter conviction, Dutton was arrested for possessing a deadly weapon and received another sentence for three years. It was during his second prison sentence that Dutton found an interest in drama which led to his eventual success as an actor.
3. Skylar Deleon
Skylar Deleon is a former American child actor. He began his acting career by appearing in small parts of commercials. When he was 14-years old he had a role in, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and also Second Chance. When he became an adult, Deleon found it hard to remember his lines and eventually joined the Marines as his acting career was faltering.
In 2009, Skylar Deleon and Jennifer Henderson were convicted of murdering Thomas and Jackie Hawks, a couple from Prescott, Arizona. Deleon was given a death sentence, while Henderson received two life terms in prison without parole. The Hawks had put up a 55-foot yacht for sale which Deleon and Henderson responded to. The Hawks have never been seen again after heading out of the harbor one day. The yacht returned, but they never did.
2. Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick and his girlfriend at the time, Jennifer Grey were visiting Ireland in 1987. Broderick drove his rental BMW right in the front of a Volvo after he accidentally crossed into the wrong lane. The passengers of the Volvo, a mother, and her daughter died in the accident. Broderick and Grey received only minor injuries, Broderick a broken leg, fractured ribs, and a concussion. Grey merely some blood stains on her clothes and whiplash.
Broderick claims to not only have any recollection of why he crossed into the wrong lane, he doesn’t remember any events of the whole day, including getting up that morning. His original charge was death by dangerous driving which would have given him a sentence of five-years in prison. He received a lesser charge of careless driving and was given a $175 fine. He is one of Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Killed People in Real Life.
1. Lane Garrison
Lane Garrison is an American actor and best known for his role in a TV series, Prison Break. He also starred with Kristen Stewart in the film, Camp X-Ray. Garrison also had a lead role in Buck Barrow and a TV mini-series Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive. In December of 2006, Garrison was responsible for vehicle crash which took the life of 17-year-old Vahagn Setian. His original charges included; vehicular manslaughter, providing alcohol to a minor and driving under the influence.
Garrison was sentenced in 2007 to 40 months of jail time after he pleaded guilty. He was released in April 2009 for good behavior and entered into a rehabilitation center to overcome his drug and alcohol addictions.
These 10 celebrities have perhaps found themselves in their situations because of the life they lead as stars of the big screen. Some of these 10 celebrities who have killed people in real life may surprise people, others it seems typical considering their personalities and lifestyles.