Video Captures Porn Actor's Final Moments

Stephen Hill apparently leaped as SWAT team closed in

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 6, 2010 5:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – Surrounded by a SWAT team on a rocky cliff, a porn actor suspected of killing a colleague last week moved to the edge of the outcropping and fell some 40 feet to his death, ending a dramatic, daylong standoff with police outside Los Angeles. Video of the apparent suicide captured by news cameras yesterday shows Stephen Clancy Hill clutching a sword and talking to police negotiators, with a crowd of media watching. Hill tumbled down the hillside after scooting to the ledge from a seated position.

Police said Hill had repeatedly threatened suicide in the hours leading up to the fall, which came a day after murder and attempted murder charges had been filed against 34-year-old porn actor. "He was bent on taking his own life," said a police spokesman. "It's very unfortunate. We wanted this to end a different way." Click here for the video.

Blood is seen outside the front door of Ultima DVD Inc.'s distribution and production center on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (Damian Dovarganes)
This undated picture provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 shows Stephen Hill.   ((AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department))
Blood is seen on the front door of Ultima DVD Inc.'s distribution and production center on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (Damian Dovarganes)
The Ultima DVD Inc.'s distribution and production center is seen on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (Damian Dovarganes)
In this photo taken June 5, 2010, Stephen Clancy Hill, 34, a porn actor suspected of fatally stabbing a former co-worker and wounding two others, threatens to kill himself with a samurai sword.   (Axel Koester)
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