Doris Duke

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After New Probe, Same Conclusion Into Death of Heiress' Employee

Doris Duke ran him down accidentally, city finds

(Newser) - Update: The death of one of Doris Duke's employees remains, officially, an accident after the city manager in Newport, Rhode Island, stood by the city police department's review of the 1966 case. That review determined, as the original police investigation had, that no "definitive motive or intent"...

How a Billionaire Heiress 'Got Away With Murder'
How a Billionaire Heiress
'Got Away With Murder'

How a Billionaire Heiress 'Got Away With Murder'

Vanity Fair takes a deeper look at Doris Duke's killing of her interior designer

(Newser) - Eduardo Tirella's death was horrible: Hit by a car, slammed through locked gates, and crushed under speeding tires. But was it murder? That's what Peter Lance is asking in Vanity Fair about Tirella's 1966 death at the hands of his employer, America's richest woman—tobacco heiress...

Doris Duke's Derelict Mansion to Meet Its End

Commission OKs plan to raze the 67K-square-foot New Jersey home

(Newser) - A 67,000-square-foot derelict mansion on a sprawling New Jersey estate where tobacco heiress Doris Duke lived can be demolished, a panel ruled. The Hillsborough Township Historic Preservation Commission rendered its decision with a 6-1 vote after a four-hour meeting Thursday night, culminating a lengthy hearing process that had taken...

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