CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1998 |
"John Belushi's ghost is coming," a student whispered, creating a noisy buzz among her classmates as they gathered for assembly Friday at Hollywood High School. A dark-haired woman, once one of the most notorious people in Los Angeles, began her spiel: "It was March 5, 1982, when I got into a world of trouble. John Belushi was found dead at the Chateau Marmont, and how I got there was by a long circuitous route. "I had been a walking dead person. I don't want that to happen . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1988
The woman convicted of injecting comedian John Belushi with a fatal dose of cocaine and heroin in 1982 was scheduled to voluntarily return to her native Canada Thursday evening, one day after she was paroled from state prison. Officials of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service said Cathy Evelyn Smith, 40, waived her right to a deportation hearing, at which she could have tried to convince an immigration judge to allow her to stay in the United States.
March 17, 1988
Cathy Evelyn Smith, the woman convicted of injecting comedian John Belushi with a fatal dose of cocaine and heroin in Hollywood in 1982, was paroled after serving half of a three-year prison term. Smith, 40, a former drug addict and rock groupie, left the California Institution for Women at Frontera in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, which will hold her pending a hearing on possible deportation to her native Canada. Smith was originally charged with murder.
September 2, 1986 |
Cathy Evelyn Smith, a former rock backup singer who admitted injecting comic John Belushi with drugs before he died in 1982, was sentenced to three years in prison today by a judge who called her "the source of the poison." Superior Court Judge David Horowitz said, however, he believes the true responsibility for Belushi's death from a fatal dose of cocaine and heroin must be attributed to the comedian himself.
June 11, 1986
Former rock backup singer Cathy Evelyn Smith pleaded no contest today to involuntary manslaughter and three counts of furnishing controlled substances to John Belushi, but her lawyer said Smith "in no way concedes that she was responsible" for the comedian's 1982 drug overdose death but doesn't want to "drag his name through the mud.". Smith's attorney, Howard L.
May 28, 1986 |
The trial of Cathy Evelyn Smith in the 1982 drug overdose death of comedian John Belushi was delayed for two weeks today, amid hints that little progress has been made in plea bargain negotiations. Smith's attorney, Howard Weitzman, declined to comment on reports that Smith might be willing to accept prison time as part of a plea agreement. Los Angeles prosecutors said they expect the case to be resolved without a trial.