Saturday, December 04, 2010

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

Beverly Hills, CA

When your prime suspect in a murder case pops himself as you're knocking down the door, it might be a happy day. Guy did us all a favor. Saved us some cash, didn't add to an already overcrowded prison system.

Until you find out the guns don't match.

Harold Smith, the main suspect in last month's murder of Hollywwod publicist Ronni Chasen on a Bevery Hills street, shot himself in the lobby of his apartment building as police were coming to question him. Got a tip that he'd been bragging about killing her and was waiting for the $10K he was promised for the hit.

In a case with no leads you go with what you got.

Anyway, on checking his gun against the bullets from the Chasen murder, turns out they don't match.

Well, shit.

The simple answer is, of course, that he ditched the murder weapon. But if he ditched it, where is it? And if they don't have a murder weapon to tie to him, they can't conclusively say, "Yup, he's da one what done it."

I imagine they are less than thrilled by this.

TMZ has gotten a copy of the will, which leaves the bulk of her $6.1 million estate to her niece Melissa Cohen and very clearly snubs another niece, Jill Cohen Gatsby.
"I have intentionally and with full knowledge of the consequences omitted to provide for my niece, Jill Cohen, also known as Jill Gatsby, except for the gift of $10."
Ouch.

Ain't Hollywood grand? By the time this thing is over it's gonna look like deleted scenes from The Player.

1 comment:

michael said...

Wonder how many episodes will it be before we watch this on Law and Order LA?