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Ambulance Driver Charged in Travolta Extortion Plot

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2009 5:55 PM CST
Ambulance Driver Charged in Travolta Extortion Plot
Obie Wilchcombe talks to reporters in front of the hospital where the autopsy of John Travolta's son, Jett, was performed. Wilchcombe was briefly detained in the investigation.   (AP Photos)

(Newser) – Paramedic Tarino Lightbourne, the second of three suspects held in the John Travolta extortion case, pleaded not guilty today to conspiracy charges in the Bahamas, E! Online reports. Lightbourne had driven Jett Travolta to a hospital the day he died. The paramedic is being held without bail; a prosecutor says his release could compromise the search for a “certain document,” perhaps a photo of Jett’s body. (Read more John Travolta stories.)

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