It’s time to let go of the perception that your idols are perfect. They’re far from it. In fact, some of your favorite celebrities have gone on to become murderers--a fall from grace if we don’t say so ourselves. It’s telling too, that the celebrity turned murderers on this list are all men. Indeed, every hour a woman is abducted, and after 72 hours missing, it’s unlikely she’ll be found alive. This harrowing statistic is explored in Oxygen’s Three Days To Live (premiering Sunday, March 5 at 9/8c), a show tracing the the events of the crucial days following the disappearance of a woman. Narrated by SuChin Pak, the series has many gripping, and often tragic tales of abduction and murder.
Indeed, some of the celebrities on the list below held their victims captive. The most terrifying fact of all these cases is, however, that their victims were always known to them. Here are seven celebrities who became murderers.
1. Johnny Lewis
Known for starring on Sons Of Anarchy, The O.C., and briefly dating Katy Perry, Johnny Lewis broke into the home of 81-year-old Catherine Davis in 2012, and murdered her and her cat. The ordeal then saw him assault a neighbor before finally jumping off a building to his own death.
2. Michael Jace
Best known for his role as a police officer on The Shield, Michael Jace shot his wife dead in front of their two children, aged 8 and 4 at the time. Certainly not a case of life imitating art. He’s currently serving a 40 to life sentence in prison.
3. Sid Vicious
His name is telling isn’t it? Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious stabbed girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in 1978. He was charged with her murder, but died of drug overdose while he was on bail. The lifestyles of the rich and the famous.
4. Phil Spector
Producer and musician Phil Spector is currently in jail serving his 19 to life sentence for shooting dead actress Lana Clarkson in his home in 2003. He murdered Clarkson after a night of heavy drinking, and after waving a gun in the faces of several women at his house at the time. After shooting Clarkson in his house, he emerged to utter the now infamous words, “I think I killed someone” to his chauffeur.
5. Aaron Hernandez
There’s something about ex NFL stars and murder, isn’t there? Former Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez has a laundry list of violent crimes to his name, but it was shooting dead his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013 that put him behind bars for life.
6. Oscar Pistorius
Olympic runner and double-amputee Oscar Pistorius’ murder charge was controversial, as he only received a five year jail sentence for shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steencamp through their bathroom door, where she was both hiding and trapped, during an argument. Even more controversial was his release from prison after serving only one sixth of his sentence.