Claus von Bülow, the man behind one the most scandalous and sensational murder trial of the 1980s, has died at the age of 92.

His death was confirmed by multiple reports;

BloombergClaus von Bulow, Accused of Murdering Heiress Wife, Dies at 92

The TelegraphClaus von Bülow, cultivated socialite and man-about-town who was convicted, then acquitted, of the attempted murder of his wife in two sensational trials – obituary 

The Von Bulow Story

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Claus von Bülow was convicted of attempting his wife’s murder by insulin overdose, but the conviction was overturned on appeal. A second trial found him not guilty, after experts opined that there was no insulin injection and that her symptoms were attributable to over-use of prescription drugs. The story was dramatized in the book and movie, Reversal of Fortune.

Sunny von Bülow lived almost 28 years in a permanent vegetative state until her death in a New York nursing home on December 6, 2008.

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