Another Reality Show Contestant is Accused of Murdering His Girlfriend
According to police, self-proclaimed preacher and a contestant on the 2000 show "The Sexiest Bachelor in America" will be arraigned next week for allegedly torturing and murdering his girlfriend, an ex-adult movie actress. This case is eerily similar to that of Ryan Jenkins, another reality show contestant.
Brian Lee Randone, 45, was charged last week with one count of murder and one count of torture. He was scheduled for arraignment on Sept. 29 and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Brian remained jailed Friday on $2 million bail.
He was arrested on Sept. 11. Prosecutors said he beat and choked Felicia Lee during a domestic dispute at their apartment then dialed 911 to report she was unconscious.
"It appeared to be torture prior to the murder," Sgt. Brian Schoonmaker, a homicide detective working the case, said Friday. Felicia apparently suffered dozens of injuries in the 24 hours before she died.
The two had lived together for only a few months.