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‘The Shield’ actor arrested for wife’s murder

Details at this point are scant in the death of Michael Jace’s wife April Jace, 40, who was shot to death Monday night in the couple’s Los Angeles home. The 911 calls started coming in around 8:30 p.m. on May 19, 2014, and on arrival at the Jace’s Hyde Park home police found the body [...]

Celebrities who killed

37 celebrities, who at one point in their lives, whether intentionally or not, took the life of another person. Some of the names on this list might surprise you.

How the King of Western Swing lost his crown: The Spade Cooley story

On the night of April 2, 1961, wildly successful and drunk country music band leader Spade Cooley had his wife confess one of her many affairs to his private eye Billy Lewis. Lewis assured her that Cooley was a forgiving man, to which she replied, “I’ll love him until I die.” She was dead the next day.

Paul Kelly: An Actor and a Killer

Popular film and stage actor Kelly was having an affair with successful actress Dorothy Mackaye. When her husband turned up dead, she explained that the relationship was “clean, beautiful and platonic,” saying, “Hollywood is different. We accept violations of convention because it is all right for us—that is, professional people are less conventional, more sophisticated.”

Today in Crime History: Phil Spector found guilty of murder

On April 13, 2009, the jury rendered a verdict in Phil Spector’s second trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. The Mad Genius of Rock ‘n’ Roll was convicted and immediately taken into custody. A look back at the first trial in photos.

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