We're used to seeing celebrities living the dream with their beautiful homes and glamorous lifestyles but these guys got a reality check when they became killers.

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1. Don King

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Boxing promoter, Don King, has been charged for killing two men. In 1954, King shot and killed Hillary Brown. The judge ruled it justifiable homicide. In 1966, King was convicted of stomping to death an employee, Sam Garrett, and sentenced to jail in 1967. He was paroled in 1971.

2. O.J. Simpson

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Despite being found not guilty in a criminal trial in 1995, American football star turned actor O.J. Simpson was found liable for the murders of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson in a civil law suit in 1997.

3. Oscar Pistorius

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In February 2013, Paralympic Gold Medallist Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home. He was sentenced to six years in jail for murder.

4. Felicia Pearson

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Aged 14, star of The Wire, Felicia Pearson was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Okia Toomer. Pearson was sentenced to two concurrent eight-year prison terms but released after six-and-a-half years.

5. Sid Vicious

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Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious was arrested and charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. She’d been stabbed in the stomach in a room at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC. Vicious was released on bail but died of a heroin overdose shortly after. The NYPD closed the case.

6. Leslie Grantham

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EastEnders star Leslie Grantham, aka Dirty Den, is a convicted murderer. He served 10 years for the 1966 murder of taxi driver Felix Reese in West Germany during his National Service.

7. Phil Spector

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In 2003, actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in music mogul Phil Spector’s Californian mansion. She died from a single gunshot to the mouth. In 2009, Spector was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 19 years to life in jail.

8. Vince Neil

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In 1984, Vince Neil, lead vocalist of heavy metal band Motley Crue, crashed his car, killing his friend Nicholas “Razzle” Dingles. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. Neil pleaded guilty but served just 20 days in jail.

 

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