Ronald Vinci's Murder Gets Ever Weirder With Girlfriend's Family Ties to Phil Spector

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In an odd progression of events, the death of 70-year-old multimillionaire Ronald Vinci -- which started as a "suspicious death" when Fort Lauderdale cops were called to the scene of his duct-taped body and quickly morphed into a stabbing, shooting, throat-slashing, skull-bashing all-in-one murder -- now includes a link to music producer and convicted killer Phil Spector.

Catherine Pileggi, Vinci's 54-year-old girlfriend, is being held in his killing, after police released the bizarre circumstances surrounding Vinci's death.

In an arrest affidavit released by Fort Lauderdale cops, Pileggi told police she had blamed Vinci for the "sudden" death of her sister, Angela Pileggi Silverstein, on a Caribbean cruise on December 21, 2009 -- the same sister who testified at Spector's murder trial in 2007.

Of course, that wouldn't make things strange enough.

Angela was only testifying at Spector's trial to give testimony against another of their sisters, Melissa Grosvenor.

Our comrades over at True Crime Report have some of the details of the strange happenings:

It seems bizarre behavior from the sisters Pileggi runs in the family. According to Vinci's friends, Catherine apparently blamed him for the death of her sister, Angela Pileggi Silverstein, during a Caribbean cruise in 2009.

Angela is presumed to have died from a drug overdose, though we've found no word on why Catherine might have blamed Vinci for the death.

And before the 45-year-old Angela died, she testified against another sister, Melissa Grosvenor, during the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector, who was charged with killing an actress at his California home.

In that trial, Grosvenor testified that she once had a relationship with Spector and that he had threatened her with a gun. 

So defense lawyers trotted out Angela Pileggi Silverstein as a rebuttal witness. She testified that Grosvenor was making the entire story up, contending that her sister was a fame-whore whose only mission was to get on Court TV.

According to Angela's gravesite information, she was living in the Las Olas River House condo complex in Fort Lauderdale at the time of her death but was buried next to her grandfather in Augusta, Georgia.

The family information says that the Pileggi sisters are among eight siblings and that Angela was survived by two sons, who would now be around 17 years old.


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Bkoishor
Bkoishor

Ron was a rich shit that always had to have his way! paraded his little aunturage of money grabbers around! Typical over nite rich dude! Cathy was a sweet girl thet he paraded around as a trophy! I knew Ron for 25 years so watch wour mouth! that girl put up with his shit! Yea he had alot of money, how much would you put up with???

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Diane
Diane

More research shows that Melissa Grosvenor has a "conviction for embezzlement of funds from a bank where she had worked in 1989" - seems to be a dysfunctional Catholic family!  It's too bad Ron didn't have a restraining order against Catherine!  I hope she gets the death penalty and rots in hell!  Pray for justice!

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

All right. Love a conspiracy theory. More please.

Mfancy
Mfancy

Hey Di, Does it make you feel good to dig up bones! Everyone makes mistakes at one point or another in their life. But give a young adult a brake. Give her credit for not braking any laws for over 20 years. She actually helps a lot of people and is a wonderful person!! And is distraught over Ron's murder!

Tmoney22z
Tmoney22z

That has long been expunged does posting bad things about another family make you feel better about yourself Diane? I am a pileggi an I suggest you watch your mouth.

Alfa
Alfa

Easy there TMoney. What are you going to do... Whack somebody. Facts are facts buddy, stick with the program.

Indy67
Indy67

One sister embezzled money, one lied on a witness stand, one killed her boyfriend of 20 years and possibly her own sister.  I agree, quite the dysfunctional trio.  Therefore, I would suggest you watch who you admit to being a Pileggi to.

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