Monday, December 17, 2018

Today's Blind Items - Nursing Home Killer

There he sits, each day with a smile on his face as he worms his way into the lives of the people at a nursing home. Much like in Say Anything, this man gets people who have no relatives, to leave everything to him when they pass while he milks them of their life savings during their final years on earth. So, in the headline, I mentioned killer. The man is a killer. He is a convicted killer in one of the more well known Hollywood murders ever. Apparently the judge was an old family friend so our killer basically got away with murder and barely served any time at all. When he did get out, there was this permanent A list celebrity who made the life of the killer miserable. No matter how many times he changed his name or where he lived, the celebrity would find him and get him fired. The problem is that our celebrity died a couple of decades ago and our killer made one last name change and one last move. No one was there to warn off his employer. No one has been there to stop him from taking advantage of the place he works. For almost twenty years he has been lining his pockets off the wealth of others when he should still be in jail for the murder.

26 comments:

Gosssipgal said...

John Thomas Sweeney?

sandybrook said...

+1 you beat me to it. Murdered Dominique Dunne, got off with a lesser charge and sentence.

Tuesdi said...

The now 61 year old John Patrick Maura is the happily married, very successful Point of Contact, Director of Food Services.

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Tuesdi said...

Good ole' Google.

.robert said...

I think doxxing is against the rules here? Maybe the quora link is ok: https://www.quora.com/Do-you-know-what-happened-with-the-killer-John-Thomas-Sweeney-after-murdering-Dominique-Dunne

sandybrook said...

Dominick died about 10 years ago so I dont think hes the A+celebrity

MDAnderson said...

Timeline is off but I thinks it’s about Sweeney. The judge made so many bad rulings that he had to have been paid off or known him.

Sd Auntie said...

He was in my book SB!! Fantastic writer in Vanity Fair. Big loss when he passed. This guy needs to be reported to Adult Protective Services ASAP. Or Ombudsman if he works in a nursing home. C'mon Enty!!!

Sara, Making It Work said...

@Sandy
Right. Her father Dominick Dunne died in 2009, but Dominick's brother John Gregory Dunne eas a famous writer (including true crime) and he died in 2003. Maybe him.

Tink said...

This was my first thought. Poor thing. Don’t forget her brother is an actor. Doing a lot with Amazon lately. Always wondered why Poltergeist was so awful behind the scenes. Why not E.T? I can not even watch the old films I grew up with knowing all this now.

petty white said...

it's all right here. the whole blind. https://www.quora.com/Do-you-know-what-happened-with-the-killer-John-Thomas-Sweeney-after-murdering-Dominique-Dunne

Krab said...

While there was a lot of outrage over Dominique's death at the time--I was quite young but I remember--it's good to know that it's far less likely to happen today. Times have changed and killers don't get off with "she provoked me."

hhstarr said...

The same article had someone saying, in response: Dominick Dunne (Dominique’s father) died on August 26, 2009. After his death there does not appear to be any further effort to track John Patrick Maura.

Rumor’s have circulated that he had been heard talking about moving to Canada to start over sometime in 2006.

John Patrick Maura’s whereabouts after that are unknown to the public. He has no known online presence and may have since changed his name again.

Amartel said...

He was one of my fave gossip writers! Someone killed him? Now I've gotta go looking for that. His daughter was murdered, too.

ihavenocomment said...

I wouldn't call the retirement home.
They will fire and suppress it to prevent liability.
Call the local news and also find someone on the ground to start contacting those in the community with families.

Brayson87 said...

Poltergeist really was cursed.

VDOVault said...

An anonymous tip (or dozens) to Adult Protective Services in that state might not be a bad idea.

Mischief Girl said...

Anyone can call APS or the ombudsman. Pick up the phone and dial!

This is freaky to me, though. I could have spit from my front door (practically) and hit the front door of this skilled nursing facility. I mean, I lived *right there*.

LA Native said...

I sat next to Domenick Dunne a couple times at the OJ trial, what an interesting and wonderful man he was.

Guesser said...

Is California lax in criminal background checks? New Jersey requires fingerprints for everyone working in nursing homes and similar institutions. Plus you can't be involved in the client 's personal life or finances. Any of this reasons would get him fired.

HushHush said...

From Dominique Dunne's IMDB bio;

After John Sweeny was released from prison after only serving two and a half years he found work quickly. Dunne's mother, Ellen Griffin, started a grievance support group called, "Justice for Victims of Homicide." On the nights that he worked (as a chef) Griffin and other group members would hand out slips of paper to restaurant patrons that read, "The hands that will prepare your meal tonight also murdered Dominique Dunne." He was fired almost immediately.

I read Vanity Fair for a long time (it's weak now, that era is over), and Domenick Dunne was one of the best writers out there, a chronicler of our age. A modern day W. Somerset Maugham. His daughters murder sobered him up, and drove him. He was a former friend and contemporary of the Kennedy's, and pursued their cousin who had murdered a 14 year neighbour with a golf club, his entire life. He also wrote a book about Gianni Versace's murder. He was a real talent, I miss his writing.

Perhaps it was Joan Didion who was John's spectre.

Unknown said...

Holy Moly! I live right by this retirement home! Is he still working there? Does anyone know?

Sd Auntie said...

There are government agencies that investigate these himes. Well at least in California

Sd Auntie said...

Allegations.

OKC Teacher said...

It’s not that hard for Pyschopaths to “befriend” lonely, elderly people. Sit and chat with them, eventually, maybe even helping with “Estate Planning”.

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