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Walter Scott
Birth name Walter Notheis, Jr.
Born February 7, 1943(1943-02-07)
St. Louis, Missouri
Died December 28, 1983 (aged 40)
St. Peters, Missouri
Occupations Singer
Years active 1966-1983
Associated acts Bob Kuban and The In-Men

Walter Scott (February 7, 1943 – December 28, 1983) was an American singer who fronted Bob Kuban and The In-Men, a St. Louis, Missouri-based rock 'n' roll band that enjoyed brief national popularity during the 1960s.

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Career

Born Walter Notheis, Jr. St. Louis, Missouri, Scott found fame with Bob Kuban and The In-Men in 1966 with the song "(Look Out For) The Cheater". "The Cheater" spent eleven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #12.[1] Scott left the group soon after to attempt a solo career. When this failed, Scott began touring with a cover band during the 1970s.[2] In early 1983, Scott and Bob Kuban performed together for a television appearance and planned to reunite the band for their twentieth anniversary in June 1983.[3]

Death

Scott disappeared shortly after Christmas 1983. In April 1984, Scott's body, having been hog-tied and shot in the back, was found floating face-down in a cistern. Scott's second wife, JoAnn ( née Calcaterra), pled guilty to hindering prosecution in his murder. She received a five year sentence. Her lover, whom she married in 1986, James H. Williams Sr., was found guilty of two counts of capital murder in the deaths of his previous wife, Sharon Williams, and Walter Scott.[4][5]

The case was shown on Court TV's Forensic Files.[6] and HBO's Autopsy 3: Voices From the Grave.[7]

Further reading

  • The Cheaters: The Walter Scott Murder
  • Spiller, Harry. Murder in the Heartland: 20 Case Files. Turner Publishing Company, 2003.
  • Spiller, Harry. Sheriff: A Memoir of a Lawman from Bloody Williamson County, Illinois Turner, 1999.

References

  1. ^ "Chart Listing For The Week Of Apr 9, 1966". billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=379&cfgn=Singles&cfn=The+Billboard+Hot+100&ci=3070360&cdi=8817470&cid=04%2F09%2F1966. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  2. ^ Krajicek, David J. (2007-08-19). "Look Out For Cheaters". nydailynews.com. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2007/08/19/2007-08-19_look_out_for_the_cheaters.html. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ Simmonds, Jeremy (2008). The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches. Chicago Review Press. pp. 181, 182. ISBN 1-556-52754-3. 
  4. ^ Dillon, Dan (2005). So, Where'd You Go to High School? Vol. 2: The Baby Boomer Years: 1950s-1960s. Virginia Publishing. pp. 121. ISBN 1-891-44233-3. 
  5. ^ Spiller, Harry (2003). Murder in the Heartland: 20 Case Files. Turner Publishing Company. pp. 165, 166. ISBN 1-563-11912-9. 
  6. ^ ""Forensic Files" The Cheater (2003)". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0581467/. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  7. ^ "Autopsy 3: Voices From the Grave". HBO.com. http://www.hbo.com/autopsy/episode/3_index.html. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

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