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
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)
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(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.