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OBIT-LONGET TRIAL LAWYER
Charles Weedman, lawyer for Claudine Longet in shooting of her ski champion lover, dies at 86
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:05 PM EDT
Charles Weedman, a Los Angeles lawyer who gained international fame representing singer Claudine Longet in the shooting death of her ski champion lover, has died.
Longet was charged with manslaughter in the killing of Olympic skier Vladimir "Spider" Sabich in Aspen, Colorado, in 1976.
The defense achieved a legal victory as the jury convicted Longet of the lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor. Weedman argued the shooting was an accident and called both Longet and her ex-husband, singer Andy Williams, to testify.
Longet was sentenced to 30 days in jail which she was allowed to serve on weekends.