8 Celebrities Who Have Been Accused Of Killing And Some Who Actually Did

It might be hard to believe, but there are more celebrities who have committed crimes in Hollywood than you can count on two hands.

While some on this list were involved in tragic accidents that resulted in deaths, others took lives in the line of duty. One person in this list was found guilty of murder, while another – widely believed to have done it – was found not guilty in a court of law.

Caitlyn Jenner

In February 2015 Jenner was involved in a fatal car accident. Witnesses reported that the Olympic champion’s SUV rear-ended a white car, thus sending it careening into oncoming traffic.

The driver of the white car was killed when it was struck by a Hummer and seven others sustained injuries. Jenner was uninjured.

Laura Bush

As a young teenager in high school, the former first lady drove through a stop sign and hit another car. The driver was Michael Dutton Douglas, a close friend and classmate, did not survive his injuries.

Ted Kennedy

He drove his car off a bridge on an island near Martha’s Vineyard in 1969. The vehicle and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, sank in the river. His passenger drowned and Kennedy fled the scene. Nine hours later, he reported the incident and later plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

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James (Jimmy) Stewart

As a pilot in the U.S. Air Force Reserve during WWII, Stewart participated in several bombings that caused the deaths of enemy soldiers and civilians. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak leaf cluster and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Duane “Dog” Chapman

Before he became the “Dog,” Duane Chapman was involved in the 1976 murder of Jerry Oliver. He and his friends paid Oliver a visit to buy marijuana, when one of the men shot and killed him. Although Dog was waiting in a car at the time, he was still charged with first degree murder.

He served 18 months of a five-year sentence and is barred from the UK.

O.J. Simpson

He was arrested and charged for the murder of his Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman. Although he was found not guilty of the murder of his ex-wife  and her friend, many people still believe that Simpson did it.

Oliver Stone

You may recognize him as the acclaimed screen writer, director and producer who wrote teh famed gangster movie, Scarface.

You may not know that he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war and even requested combat duty. He participated in over 25 helicopter combat assaults. For his service, Stone was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” device for his heroism in ground combat and a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf cluster.

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Tony Stewart

You may remember the shocking events of August 9, 2014. During a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed Kevin Ward, Jr., after the latter exited his car during a caution.

Before the incident, the two cars made contact, causing Ward’s vehicle to hit the outside wall. He angrily exited his crashed car and walked onto the track as Stewart was coming around the track.

Stewart was never indicted on criminal charges.

Phil Spector

In 2003, the American record producer’s wife, Lana Clarckson, was found dead from a gunshot wound in his home. He was found guilty of murder in 2009 and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.

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