Michele Linehan - A Stripper Commits Murder, One Straight from the Moviesposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 10/10/2007 08:11:00 PM
Michele Linehan was a stripper who married a doctor, became a soccer mom, and then took out a $1 million life insurance policy on her husband and had him erased. Do we live in a real world? Or do we live in a world of fiction!?
Linehan — then known as Mechele Hughes — was one of the top girls at a strip club called the Great Alaska Bush Co. in 1996. A former co-worker said she was so sexy, she didn't have to dance to earn big tips; men would pay just to talk to her.
She may have been hot, but she doesn't look too hot in prison garb!
In the 1994 movie "The Last Seduction," a femme fatale coaxes her lover into killing her husband for money. Prosecutors say a beautiful stripper obsessed with the film followed the script to its murderous end.
Mechele Linehan, 34, is on trial on charges she masterminded the decade-old slaying of her fiance in hopes of collecting $1 million in insurance.
Life and art were so similar, prosecutors say, that they even sought, unsuccessfully, to have the movie shown to the jury.
It's a case of sex, greed and manipulation that has transfixed the Pacific Northwest, from Alaska to Washington state, where Linehan had made a new life for herself as a college graduate, doctor's wife and suburban soccer mom before cold-case investigators came calling.
Prosecutors say that is where the blonde borrowed the plot of "The Last Seduction" and had her fiance, 36-year-old fisherman Kent Leppink, killed.