Date: 24th August 2001
Hollywood legend JOAN CRAWFORD has been accused of killing her fourth husband - by her adopted daughter. CHRISTINA CRAWFORD firmly believes that the icon's brief marriage to PEPSI-COLA executive ALFRED STEELE is the key to the murder plot.
She even alleges that Joan tried to kill her as a child. Christina says, "He died so quickly after they were married. I have always thought it was suspicious. I suspected foul play. There was nothing wrong with him. "
The 62-year-old continues, "When I heard about my stepfather's death, my first thought was 'My God, she killed him!' She was capable of murder. She tried to kill me when I was a child. I believe Al Steele's death was suspicious and a cover-up took place. "
The couple married in 1956, but Steele died just three years later. Christina says, "The official cause of death was heart failure, but he'd just had a company checkup and the doctor gave him a clean bill of health. He was only 54 years old. " (ACW/NE/RP)