"Cops wanna knock me, D.A. wanna box me in. But somehow, I beat them charges like Rocky." - Jay-Z
I voted 'dead', but I think he did himself in. I understand that there is a very good chance that his guilty verdict will be done away with preventing the government from going after his estate for the penalties.
It's pretty funny. The minute I heard he had died, I thought, "Oh wow, his conviction will probably be dismissed. This could really change any civil suits and forfeiture." A day later, the news started talking about it. But, yes, it could have some serious legal and financial implications.
I voted "dead," too, but my theory is that he was murdered. I'm thinking some very powerful people were pretty worried Kenny Boy was going to start telling all he knew about god knows what and they just couldn't let that happen. Or maybe he's hiding in Bermuda.
I put dead but I'm with ambib. Too convenient timing. Somebody offed him.
Suicide should be a third option on your test.
Yeah I'm with butch...I also wonder if he killed himself. Interesting legal issues, though, as you said.
Dead, but I suspect suicide.
Yes, I'm with the other conspiracy theorists. I think he really is dead, but someone had him killed...
So, I should have had 4 choices: Alive, Dead (Naturally), Dead (Suicide), and Dead (Murder). Now we'll know for next time.
Too funny! I immediately thought about the repercussions on the restitution as well. Must be a criminal defense thing.But, it never even occurred to me that he hadn't actually died. How *devious* of you to come up with that. Good thinking!
I tend to discount suicide because, face it, how many people commit suicide by giving themselves a massive heart attack? This reasoning requires of course that you believe the official autopsy.Murder is possible, but I would suspect his wife as much as any government skullduggery. After all, she had a lot to lose, or to gain, potentially, either way.I don't see how his conviction can be set aside, unless his death in some way has a negative effect on any potential appeals.
I think he is now the "cowbell" player with Elvis and John Lennon's band. Of course featuring Osama on lead vocals and Kurt Cobain on lead.