Some of the same celebrities we watch every day on television, see in movies, or listen to on the radio are in fact criminals – or at least they have committed very serious crimes. Sometimes when a celebrity breaks the law, it’s well known and publicly broadcasted, but other times celebrities have been a little bit sneakier and their clandestine dealings have gone unnoticed by the general public. While you might know some of these celebrities and their crimes, others you might not. How many of the following celebrity criminals do you know?
1. Snoop Dogg
We’ll start with an easy one. Most people know that the rapper Snoop Dogg is a criminal, but do you know what he did that was criminal? Murder. Yes, in 1995, Snoop Dogg was on trial for murder, but thanks to a great lawyer, was able to escape conviction.
Another rap artist with a criminal history under his belt, Tupac opened fire on two police officers. Eventually, he was killed by an unknown assailant, taking five shots to his chest.
3. Aaron Hernandez
Once a famous NFL player, Aaron Hernandez was also a criminal at one point too. Though he was never convicted, he was accused of killing his best friend in 2005. Many people believe him to be innocent to this day, but others think he is clearly violent and guilty.
4. Halle Berry
In the year 2000, Halle Berry committed the crime of a hit and run, fleeing the scene of a car accident in which the other person was severely injured.
5. Amy Locaine
This actress actually spent three years in prison after murdering a 60-year-old man and injuring her own husband in a family dispute. Nowadays, she lives a perfectly normal life and you’d never know she’d ever committed a murder.
6. Lillo Brancato
Star of Bronx Tale, this young actor murdered an off-duty cop and was sentenced to a lifetime in prison. However, a judge eventually overruled the sentence and it was reduced to only ten years.
7. Rebecca Gayheart
This actress accidentally hit an 8-year-old boy with her car and he later died from the injuries. Although it was an accident, involuntary manslaughter is still a crime, leaving this actress ranked with the worst of criminals.
8. Laura Bush
When she was young, Laura Bush made the choice to illegally drive a vehicle without a license. Unfortunately, she wrecked, and her passenger was killed in the accident. The trial over the event went on for a year before Laura Bush walked free.
9. Christian Slater
This actor has had quite a few criminal charges, included drug assault, battery, possession, and more. He’s spent multiple years in jail and has been through several rehab programs as well.
10. Phil Spector
The famous music producer, musician, and songwriter Phil Spector was found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson, who died from a gunshot wound through her mouth. He is currently serving 19 to life in prison.