Dave Navarro may be a known rockstar today, but as RadarOnline.com has learned, the 51-year-old musician had to overcome a series of horrific personal tragedies before reaching the top.
When he was just 15, Navarro’s life changed completely, as his mother’s hateful ex-boyfriend turned into a heartless killer and took her life. Now, REELZ’ new docuseries, Geraldo Rivera’s Murder In the Family: Dave Navarro, is giving viewers a look back at the dreadful crime.
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“At around 10:45 one quiet night in March of 1983, three muffled gunshots are heard coming from a west L.A. condominium. Two women lay dead inside: one the mother of a future rockstar,” says show host, Geraldo Rivera, in the teaser.
“Today, her son Dave Navarro, guitarist for Jane’s Addiction, thrills audiences with his unique style of play. Within this multi-talented performer though, lies a tortured soul. As a teenager, Dave loses the family member he cherishes most, taken from him by a violent, jealous man, driven to kill,” he adds.
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John Riccardi roamed free for nearly eight years before being arrested and charged with the murders of Navarro’s mother, Connie Navarro and his aunt, Sue Jory. He was soon given a life sentence without possibility of parole, but by then, heartbroken Dave had already fallen into a dark downward spiral of drugs and crippling depression.
Geraldo Rivera’s Murder In the Family: Dave Navarro airs Saturday, December 8 at 9 ET/PT on REELZ.
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