April 20, 2002
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Sheriff's Deputy turned TV Bailiff Rusty Burrell has died. I had no idea he was involved in the Charles Manson & Patty Hearst trials.
posted by Argyle (7 comments total)
Indeed, Rusty gets a passing mention in "Helter Skelter", Vincent Bugliosi's massive recounting of the Tate-LaBianca murders and trials.

(The book came out when I was in 4th grade. I used to take it to school to read during lunch until I was asked not to.)
posted by ltracey at 9:42 AM on April 20, 2002

Shit, I picked Doug Llewelyn in the deadpool. My favorite People's Court moment was the episode where a guy was taking his housemate to court for eating his goldfish named "lucky" during a party. Rusty couldn't keep a straight face. Looks like the story was faked.
posted by machaus at 9:47 AM on April 20, 2002

Damn, this guy was the Elvis Presley of Bailiffs.
posted by scarabic at 6:28 PM on April 20, 2002

i pray daily for the brutal murder of sheriff john bunnell.
posted by quonsar at 10:16 PM on April 20, 2002

To what deity does one address prayers for the brutal murder of another human being?
posted by Dreama at 10:51 PM on April 20, 2002

Rupert Murdoch?
posted by Optamystic at 12:26 AM on April 21, 2002

PETA rejected Dreama's application again, huh?
posted by quonsar at 6:09 AM on April 21, 2002

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