NEW YORK (AP) — Infamous “membership child” killer Michael Alig, who served 17 years in jail for killing his roommate over a drug debt in a case that grew to become a guide and movie, has died of a suspected drug overdose six years after his launch, police stated. He was 54.
Alig’s dying late Thursday or early Friday is being investigated as a potential drug overdose, police stated. No official trigger had been decided, Aja Worthy-Davis, a spokesperson for the New York Metropolis health worker’s workplace, stated Saturday.
Alig was a part of a decadent 1990s get together scene characterised by wild costumes and rampant drug use. He pleaded responsible to manslaughter in 1997 for killing Andre “Angel” Melendez.
Alig admitted that he and Robert “Freeze” Riggs killed Melendez, minimize the physique up and dumped the elements within the Hudson River.
Riggs additionally pleaded responsible to manslaughter. He was launched in 2010.
The story was became the 2003 film “Get together Monster,” through which Macaulay Culkin performed Alig.
Alig maintained a social media presence whereas behind bars, though he had no entry to a pc and dictated tweets to a pal over the jail telephone.
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