PORN KILLER SUICIDE LEAP

Published on: June 7, 2010
PORN KILLER SUICIDE LEAP

Trapped by a  SWAT team on a jagged cliff, a porn actor suspected of killing a co-worker with a sword leaped to his death.

A nerve-jangling, day long standoff with LAPD SWAT on the rugged hills of Chatworth climaxed with the suspect Stephen Clancy Hill, aka Steve Driver, a male porn performer,  brandished a s word, cops say, before moving dangerously to the edge of the stony outcropping and suddenly stepping off into space, falling 40 feet to his death.

News cameras captured the chilling video as the murder suspect argued with police negotiators before scooting to the ledge from a seated position.

Police said Hill had repeatedly threatened suicide prior to the death fall, hours after homicide charges had been filed against the 34-year-old sex worker.

"He was bent on taking his own life," Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said.

"It's very unfortunate. We wanted this to end a different way."

Paramedics rushed Hill to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.