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LA Coroner Talks About Re-Opening Brittany Murphy’s “Accidental Death” Case


It’s been six years, but Brittany Murphy‘s unexpected death is still a mystery.

The actress’ “accidental death” at the young age of 32 has some renewed interest…so much so that there’s talk of re-opening the case.

The L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told E! News that he would be into taking a second glance at the initial findings of the case: her report states that she died of pneumonia, anemia, and an accidental mix of prescription and over-the-counter pills. That being said, if law enforcement got involved or some new evidence came to light, things could change.

Winter explained:

“We would have to have direct evidence. In all honesty, it would take something like a confession. Something connecting somebody with it.”

If only Simon Monjack were still around. Maybe things would be WAY different.

Back in 2013, a private lab (paid for by Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti) tested hair samples that reportedly discovered an “abnormally high” level of at least 10 heavy metals, including barium (a substance found in rat poison) in the actor’s body. It led Angelo to believe that his daughter was poisoned by a “third-party perpetrator.”

Even with this new information, the coroner never looked into it again. Winter explained:

“[N]othing showed to the point of poison. [The levels] weren’t off the charts, and the levels weren’t consistent with poison. We could have reopened the case, but we didn’t think it warranted it.”

Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht from the University of Pittsburgh still believes the coroner should reopen the investigation:

“I would have checked to see if the private lab results were valid and, if they could be corroborated and analyzed, whether there was exposure and where did the exposure come from,” says Wecht of the University of Pittsburgh. “You have two people—a husband and a wife—dying five months of each other. And, not engaging in any wild speculation, with two young people dying five months apart you’ve got to check it out, and I still don’t know what happened. It [the case] was dropped, and they should have investigated it.”

(Via PerezHilton)

Do you think this puzzling case should be reopened?!

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Posted Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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Chris Brown Probably Punched A Woman In The Face

Chris Brown doesn't care about his recent weight gain

Chris Brown, just…I can’t.

A woman named Liziane Gutierrez claimed the singer punched her in the face at a private party in his Palms Hotel suite in Vegas early Saturday morning. Now I don’t know why she’d every wanna party with Chris Brown, but that’s neither here nor there. Anyhow, the woman smuggled her cellphone into the suite without Brown’s security noticing, and when she took a pic of the singer, he WENT HAM on her phone, AND her face, taking her phone and punching her once in her right eye.

The victim says she left the party and called the cops a few hours later but was not taken to the hospital.

While law enforcement is investigating the incident, Chris’ reps are like, “THIS DID NOT HAPPEN.” So we’ll see where this whole thing goes.


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Posted Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:08am
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Shocker Chris Brown Is In Trouble With The Law (Again)

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Chris Brown is at the center of an assault investigation and though I hate Chris Brown, this seems like a little too much drama on the part of the “victim.” But you be the judge…

According to TMZ, a woman claimed she was forcibly thrown off his tour bus in Colorado on Monday night, outside Platinum 84 Gentleman’s Club in Denver where Chris, French Montana, and Fetty Wap were shooting a new music video.

A woman (unaffiliated with the production) claims she was forcibly thrown off Brown’s bus after refusing to give up her cell phone. There were strict “no cell phone” rules, because no one wanted video or photos secretly shot. The woman also claims her cell phone was broken in the melee.

What do you think- should Chris Brown offer to buy her a new celly, or is it her own damn fault?

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Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Kat Von D Gets Disturbing Call/Text

LAPD rushed to Kat Von D‘s L.A. home Monday night after she received an unsettling phone call.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department,  Kat received the call from an unknown number on her home phone. The caller asked her “extremely personal” questions, and then hung up.  She then received a text she believed was from the same person.  Fearing the individual was on her property, she called LAPD around 10:45 pm,  who dispatched police cars and a helicopter.

The police didn’t find anyone, but Kat filled out an “annoying persons” report recording the situation, for police records.  Man, I wish I could fill out an annoying persons report on Kat Von D…

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Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 11:11am
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