Anyone remember this one? My Dad and I were discussing this just the other night.
Andy Williams (It's the most wonderful time of the year) was married to a lady by the name of Claudine Longet, with whom he had 3 children.
Claudine and Andy eventually separated in 1969, but their divorce was final in 1975. Claudine had been living with her new man Vladamir "Spider" Sabich who was an Olympic skier and a notorious womanizer in Aspen, CO.
Sabich was shot to death on the night of March 21, 1976 and Claudine was later charged with his death. She claimed the gun went off while he was showing her how to use it, even though the autopsy showed different. Sounds like Spider was leaving her, kicking her out and she was pissed. Looks like th epolice botched some of the evidence.
She was convicted of criminal negligence and given 30 days in jail. Andy Williams, btw stuck with her through the whole trial. Upon her release from jail, she promptly took off with her married defense attorney! He left his wife and children and married her and they remain together in Aspen today!
Her wiki page
She was quite beautiful.