5. Money Does Buy Most Things – Including Freedom
Samuel Curtis Johnson II is a member of the family that runs the Johnson and Johnson business empire.
Johnson was fined $6,000 and sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to child molestation charges. He had repeatedly sexually assaulted his stepdaughter from the time she was 12 until she was 15.
The judge claimed that as Johnson lived an otherwise productive life, he deserved a light sentence.
He did not even have to register as a sex offender.
4. Another Celebrity, Another Life Lost, An Even Smaller Price
While on vacation in Northern Ireland, Matthew Broderick collided with a vehicle head-on, killing Anna Gallagher, 28, who was driving, and her mother, Margaret Doherty, 63, who was in the passenger seat.
Broderick, who suffered a broken leg and some cuts and bruises, was charged with careless driving and fined the equivalent of $175.
We’re still not at the last killer driver – do you know who it will be?
3. The Killer Football Player
Brazilian football star Bruno Fernandes was released from jail on a technicality after being convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend who was trying to claim child support for their son.
Fernandes was also found guilty of hiding the body of Eliza Samudio and kidnapping their baby son. He admitted to knowing Eliza had been strangled and her body dismembered and fed to dogs.
2. A Double Killer
Known for his crazy hair, boxing promoter Don King has killed not once, but twice.
The first killing was in self-defense when King caught a man attempting to break into one of his gambling houses.
The second murder occurred when King stomped somebody who owed him $600 to death. For this murder, King served only four years in prison.
10. The Final Killer Driver
Former First Lady Laura Bush caused the death of a friend of hers, 17-year-old Michael Dutton Douglas, when she ran a stoplight and smashed into his car.
Bush and her passenger, Judy Dykes, were both treated for minor injuries. There were rumors that at one time Bush and Dutton were in a relationship, but this was denied.
No charges were ever filed against Bush despite the talk of drunk driving and criminal negligence.