Because celebrities are often in the spotlight, we tend to forget that they’re human like the rest of us. This makes them equally susceptible to the emotions and mental struggles that can lead to committing crimes, even murder. While their status may make them think they’re above the law and the consequences of their actions, this is often not the case. But sometimes they do manage to slip through the fingers of the justice system. Read on to find out which 10 celebrities have blood on their hands, and what price they’ve paid for their crimes, if any.
10. Jayson Williams
Former NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets) Jayson Williams fatally shot Costas “Gus” Christofi on the night of February 14, 2002. Williams had hired limo driver Christofi to transport him and a group of friends to dinner after a sporting event in Philadelphia. After dinner the group went back to Williams’ home, where he showed them his gun collection. While holding a 12-gauge shotgun, Williams failed to check the safety and the gun accidentally discharged, killing Christofi. In February of 2010, Williams was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime.