CRIME: Andy & Claudine & Spider & Co.

As she left Colorado's Pitkin County courthouse last week, pretty, petite Singer-Actress Claudine Longet, 34, fought back tears. Beside her, as in past moments of crisis, stood her former husband and still close friend, Singer Andy Williams, 45. Claudine had just been released on a $5,000 bond in the shooting death of her lover, Ski Champion Vladimir ("Spider") Sabich, 31, at his Aspen home, and District Attorney Frank Tucker was preparing to arraign her next week. Possible charges range from criminally negligent homicide (a misdemeanor carrying maximum penalties of two years in prison, a $5,000 fine, or both) to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!