Celebrities Who Were Murdered
Freckle-faced Carl Switzer who played Alfalfa in the OUR GANG and THE LITTLE RASCALS comedies suffered a fatal gunshot wound in a dispute over money. The actor, who had worked sporadically in film since his stint as a child thesp, had difficulty obtaining work, and had already been shot once by an unknown assailant. After borrowing a hunting dog from Moses “Bud” Stiltz it quickly ran off. Carl paid a reward of $35 plus $15 for drinks to the man who found it. In a drunken state, Carl demanded "Bud" re-reimburse him the $50, resulting in a physical altercation in which "Bud"shot him in the groin, killing the former child star.
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