I didn't know Smokey killed his mama Dec 5, 2009 15:56:12 GMT -5
Post by BeesNVMe on Dec 5, 2009 15:56:12 GMT -5
I just read on another board that the guy who played Smokey killed his mother earlier this year. Erik Michael Tristan/aka/Erik Vandenandel) I was shocked! He had a history of drug use and confrontations with mom. I am so sorry to hear this. He seemed to be a very pleasant guy in the movie. I guess I was confusing him with the real Smokey.
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. Vandenandel is accused of killing 65-year- old Sheila Elaine Vandenandel early Wednesday morning at the home in the 16000 block of Yarnell Street.
A Sylmar man was charged with murder Friday after allegedly beating his mother to death with a baseball bat at a mobile home park.
Erik Vandenandel appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Friday but his
arraignment was postponed until Feb. 5.
Vandenandel is accused of killing 65-year-old Sheila Elaine Vandenandel early Wednesday morning at the home in the 16000 block of Yarnell Street.
Police had responded to a report of a burglary when they found the body of Sheila Vandenandel at 1:10 a.m. She had been beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat. Officers were met at the home by the son and female. Both were taken to the Mission Station for questioning, and the son was eventually booked.
Her son, Erik, was arrested later that day and his bail was set for one million dollars.
Police said a motive was not disclosed, but neighbors told broadcast outlets there had been trouble between the mother and son before.
If convicted, Vandenandel could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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