He was Eddie Greenspan's most notorious client. The multi-millionaire arranged for his wife's murder in 1984. It was said he paid $10,000 to a drug dealer to do the deed. What was his name?
#89143. Asked by Maggie1940. (Nov 28 07 7:01 AM)
Helmuth Buxbaum would seem to fit the bill.|
Helmuth Buxbaum, convicted in 1980s murder, dies in jail
Friday, November 2, 2007 | 3:45 PM ET
Ontario multimillionaire Helmuth Buxbaum, convicted in 1986 for arranging his wife's murder in one of the decade's most lurid trials, has died. He was 67.
Helmuth Buxbaum...was painted as a drug addict who frequently used prostitutes in the 1986 trial that convicted him of hiring a hitman to kill his wife.
The former London, Ontario-area businessman, who made his name through his nursing home empire, died Thursday after he was transferred for unspecified health concerns to Kingston Penitentiary Regional hospital.
During the sensational 1986 trial that eventually found him guilty of paying a hitman to kill his wife, the court heard testimony from a bevy of characters that included drug dealers, prostitutes and their pimps.
Buxbaum was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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Buxbaum’s drug supplier, Robert Barrett, testified that Buxbaum paid him $25,000 to arrange the slaying. He was sentenced to 10 years for his part in the conspiracy.
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