By Michael Newton
The public's fascination with celebrities can succeed in a fever pitch while celebrities devote or are keen on a criminal offense. well-known sufferers just like the Lindbergh child and Sharon Tate have raised public outcry opposed to the tough crimes that claimed their lives. And the rigors of megastar criminals similar to Jim Bakker and O.J. Simpson are evidence that even the wealthy and recognized will not be above breaking the legislations. ''Celebrities and Crime'' examines the crossroads the place reputation and the underworld meet, appears to be like at specific varieties of crime designated at celebrities, and discusses how legislations enforcement handles big name sufferers and megastar perpetrators.The chapters comprise: The Devil's enterprise; Stalked!; homicide in Brentwood; number 1 with a Bullet; and the cost of popularity. The instances lined contain: Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnapping; Charles Manson and the Manson family members murders; The unsolved homicide of actor Bob Crane; megastar stalkers and assassins, together with the homicide of John Lennon; superstar frauds Jim and Tammy Bakker; The O.J. Simpson homicide trial, and different recognized athletes' encounters with crime; Tupac Shakur, and the gangsta rap feud among the East Coast and West Coast rappers; megastar shoplifters and the Winona Ryder case; and Robert Blake, accused of murdering his spouse.