You think political surprises can be big, then you have seen nothing yet.
In one of the bigger races in the country that has a primary just before summer, there is a candidate running who committed murder to save his political future.
The anniversary of that murder just occurred.
One of his opponents knows the secret and is going to reveal it about 30 days before the primary.
Candidate: Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor of Los Angeles 2005 – 2013)
Murder: Ronni Chasen on November 16, 2010
Ronni Sue Chasen was an American publicist, who once represented such actors as Michael Douglas, as well as musicians such as Hans Zimmer and Mark Isham, among others. Wikipedia
Opponent: Husband of the 15 year old runaway in Don Henley blind item
New Police Reports Shed Light on Ronni Chasen Murder Case
The Beverly Hills Police Department has released a revealing new tranche of materials pertaining to its investigation into the November 2010 murder of prominent film publicist Ronni Chasen. Exactly 200 pages of semi-redacted witness reports, evidence logs and financial documents offer a window into the scope and tenor of the inquiry, which critics have contended was deficient. It also provides fresh details into the circumstances surrounding the destitute alleged killer, Harold Smith, who died when law enforcement confronted him about the homicide.
In its final report composed seven months after Chasen’s death (and a month prior to publicly closing the case), BHPD detective Eric Hyon acknowledged that “there has been no evidence to directly place Smith at the scene of the murder,” yet explained “there is a substantial amount of circumstantial evidence which implicates” him. Separately, alluding to rumors that the murder — which took place after she left the Burlesque premiere party at the W Hotel in Hollywood — may have been a hit, he explained “there has been no evidence showing that someone may have hired Smith to kill Chasen.”- Source