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Sabich Death / Longet #756511

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 22, 1976
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(Studio) Professional skier, Vladimir "Spider" Sabich, shot to death at Aspen, Colorado, home. Singer-actress, Claudine Longet,was with him.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Aspen, Colorado) After Sabich returned from skiing and Longet returned from visiting friends, a .22-caliber pistol was brought out and Sabich was shot in stomach when gun went off. 1972 film shows Sabich, 31, who was trying to make comeback this year He was top world skier in 1971-72. He was hurt in 1973. Longet lived with Sabich for 2 years; divorced from singer Andy Williams in 1975. Williams went to court with Longet. Criminally negligent homicide charges may be placed against her. District Attorney Frank Tucker wouldn't say much about shooting. Rptd. Longet said Sabich showing her how to hold gum when it went off. Hearing set for April 8.

Chancellor, John;
Webb, Peter

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