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15 Celebs Linked To High Profile Murder Cases

We're part of a culture that is obsessed with the lives of celebrities. We know everything about their lives, even if most of the news we receive is petty stuff. Sure, sometimes there is big stuff. Ma

We're part of a culture that is obsessed with the lives of celebrities. We know everything about their lives, even if most of the news we receive is petty stuff. Sure, sometimes there is big stuff. Many are involved with crimes, like shoplifting or DUIs, but we tend to forget that horrible things can happen around them as well. In this list, we're going to look at some high-profile murder cases that, in some way, involved celebrities. Maybe they were related to the victim or maybe they were the suspect. In some of the cases on here, the murder was high profile before the star rose to fame, while other murders are probably high profile because of the star's proximity to them. Either way, we want to bring to everyone's attention those times when shocking murders touched the lives of the celebrities that we have come to know over the years.

It seems that every other week, a celebrity is in the news for something they don't want to be in the news for. Normally, we eat this kind of stuff up. But when a famous person is involved with a death, somehow it tends to hit us differently. Obviously, death makes everything more serious and final, but we've come to feel connected to celebrities, so we feel more connected to the murder. If you're wondering what our definition of "high profile" is, you're asking a great question, because we don't really have a definition. Basically, we're looking at the cases that involved a great deal of press, multiple murders or involved someone famous/infamous. If it made national news, there's a good chance it made the list. Here are 15 celebs who are connected to high profile murder cases.

15 Terrence Howard

14 Michael Masse

via TheExtrasAreOutThere.com

13 George Reeves

via TheTelegraph.com

12 Dylan McDermott

11 O.J. Simpson

via DougRichardson.com

10 William S. Burroughs

via TheWriteStuff.com

9 Steve McQueen

via TheTelegraph.com

8 Bill Paxton

via milwaukeejournalsentinal.com/ via biography.com

7 Snoop Dogg

via Daily Express.com

6 Robert Blake

via NBCNews.com

5 Kelsey Grammer

4 Fatty Arbuckle

via DoctorMacro.com

3 Matthew Broderick

via grabberwocky.com

2 Jennifer Hudson

via BET.com

1 Woody Harrelson

via HANGMESTER.HU

In 1968, Woody Harrelson's father left his childhood home and was not heard from again until years later when Woody was riding home in a car that would pick him up from school. On the radio, they were discussing the trial of Charles V Harrelson for the murder of a judge. The judge was John H. Wood Jr., set to reside over the case of drug dealer Jamiel Chagra, and Charles V Harrelson was the accused contract killer who shot Judge Wood in a parking lot outside of his home. Harrelson had been on parole for less a year, just completing a 5-year term for the murder-for-hire of Sam Degelia, a grain dealer from Texas. Charles Harrelson was convicted and sentenced to two life sentences. After that, Harrelson reconnected with his father and would visit him from time to time in prison, even trying to secure a retrial when Chagra recanted his statements about Harrelson's involvement in the murder.

Sources: Wikipedia; IMDB; Ranker

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