Death on Coconut Drive: How St. Lucia Authorities Botched Their Investigation of Pileggi Sister's Death
|Angela Pileggi Silverstein at Phil Spector's trial.|
According to friends of the couple, Pileggi often blamed Vinci for playing a role in the death of her sister while they were partying by a marina in St. Lucia in late 2009. He allegedly slipped Angela Pileggi Silverstein some pills, which may have played a role in her death by what St. Lucia authorities called "death by misadventure," specifically, acute intoxication.
"She blames me 100 percent for her sister's death," an acquaintance of Vinci's told police Vinci would tell her. When the case goes to trial, prosecutors may attempt to build a link between Pileggi's resentment over that incident and Vinci's eventual murder.