Claus von Bülow: 'Reversal of Fortune' aristocrat accused of killing his wife has died

02 June 2019 - 00:00 By The Daily Telegraph

Claus von Bülow, who has died aged 92, was at the centre of one of the most sensational trials of the 20th century.

The case, among the first to be televised in the US, had all the ingredients of soap opera - adultery, drugs, murder and huge sums of money. Its principal characters included the heiress to a $75m (about R1.09bn) fortune, a wicked stepfather, two mistresses, minor European nobility and a daughter who stood by the father accused of attempting to kill her mother...

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