Tuesday, November 6, 2007

In Absence of T.V. Writers, Darren Mack Entertains Court T.V. Audience By Pleading Guilty to Murder of His Wife And Shooting His Divorce Judge


Since the t.v. writers are all on strike, viewers turn their attention to reality shows like Court T.V. for entertainment. Darren Roy Mack, the wealthy Reno businessman accused of killing his estranged wife and shooting their divorce judge, did not disappoint his audience. Mack pleaded guilty to murder Monday, the first day of the evidence portion of his trial.

Under the plea, Mack, 46, will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years of a life sentence for the 2006 fatal stabbing of his wife, Charla. District Court Judge Douglas Herndon will formally sentence Mack on Jan. 17. although he is expected to accept the plea. Mack addresses the court and discusses his plea in open court. (VIDEO)

Mack also acknowledged guilt in the sniper-style attack on Judge Chuck Weller, a Washoe County family court judge who presided over the couple's $1 million divorce settlement. Weller survived the attack and apparently was a spectator at Mack's trial.

Dirty laundry has always been popular. In these trying times, divorce drama fuels gossip and speculation that can perhaps fill the void left by the t.v. writers strike. Few soaps are as entertaining as the real life Mack case where an estranged spouse was stabbed and the divorce judge shot. Call Mack a strike breaker if you want, but scabs like Mack and other reality idiots may make writers obsolete.

16 comments:

bertha said...

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Oh,could that someone be Mack the knife. Oh man heat wave, could that someone be Mack the knife pleading guilty? Say it aint so!

That eliminates the best looking of the Reno bachelors from Ms. C. and Shell's dating pool. You gals will have to come over to the other side.

Bertha

Anonymous said...

Wow, lets set him up with Mary Winkler, they would be a natural with each other.

Pete said...

Wow, Mack is real articulate in the video. I am interested to what he has to say at his sentencing hearing. I bet he plays the abused husband role. But even with all his money, he will have his ass in jail for the next 20 years!

Pete

Legal Pub said...

Miss Sopranos? More from real life reality t.v.:
Police raided a summit of Mafia dons in Sicily on Monday. Longtime fugitive Salvatore Lo Piccolo was arrested. Authorities say he was revitalizing Cosa Nostra's ties with U.S. mobsters and vying to become the crime syndicate's next "boss of bosses."

The capture of Salvatore Lo Piccolo comes after he had been on the lamb for more than a decade.This is a blow to the Sicilian Mafia, already weakened by several recent arrests.

blond bombshell said...

Actually, Darren Mack is what we call a "lady killer." While many in my circle find "bad boys" attractive, don't include me in this group. I find a man who stabs his wife to death on the "unattractive" side of the scale.

Shell

Anonymous said...

He looks a little stiff to me...

course that's probably how women like to see a lady killer.


Bob

Anonymous said...

Darren is an example of a playboy gone bad...

Ms. Calabaza said...

thanks Bertha, but I must pass, Darren is not my type either...

Neither is the cop from Chicago who (probably) killed his 3rd and 4th wife.

Warning to the gals out there:
1: If the guy's wife suddenly up and drowns in a bathtub with no water in it;
2: If his last name is "Peterson";
3: If he wants to name his next child "Laci" (they named their baby Laci - Really!) . . .
then maybe he's not Mr. Wonderful...

Ms. Calabaza said...

Legal Pub,

do not despair over the writer's strike; I hear Rosie O'Donnell will give us much fodder when she goes to MSNBC . . .

Legal Pub said...

You are right in both posts Ms. C.
I am waiting to do another story on Peterson until after they find his estranged wife. Never know how that one will turn out.
The writers strike will be mitigated by real life stories including the antics of Rosey!

Anonymous said...

real life drama...

Add man said...

Puts him in for a possible commercial. Mcdonalds may come calling for its next celebrate endorsement or spokesman. "Big Mack Attack!"

Add Man

Anonymous said...

Mack the knife is resting comfortably in jail by now. Fitting place for a man who had everything...

Anonymous said...

Who needs writers? This could be a top grossing movie.

Anonymous said...

Mac' story is not finished yet...

Anonymous said...

Darren Mack is quite a character. I talked to one of his neighbors. Apparently, he could be a charmer. He took the divorce rather hard...