Final Shelly film picked for Sundance fest

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The last film directed by Adrienne Shelly prior to her slaying last month in New York has been selected to premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

Activists try to stop illegal immigration

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Actress Adrienne Shelly is being turned into the poster girl for an immigration crackdown after being killed by an illegal alien last month in New York.

Bond denied for suspected actress killer

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Bail was denied Tuesday for a New York teen who reportedly admitted killing actress Adrienne Shelly and making it appear that she committed suicide. Diego Pillco, a 19-year-old handyman who arrived in New York from Ecuador in July, was charged with second

Actress 'suicide' now termed homicide

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A New York construction worker was charged with murder Monday in the death of actress Adrienne Shelly, which was originally ruled a suicide.

Actress Shelly allegedly commits suicide

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- New York police said that 40-year-old indie film actress Adrienne Shelly apparently committed suicide Wednesday at her Greenwich Village apartment. While the city's medical examiner has not officially pronounced the actress' cause of death, her body was f

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Adrienne Shelly (June 24, 1966 – November 1, 2006), sometimes credited as Adrienne Shelley, was an American actress, director and screenwriter. Making her name in independent films such as 1989's The Unbelievable Truth and 1990's Trust, Shelly transitioned to a writing and directing career in subsequent years. She wrote, co-starred in, and directed the 2007 film Waitress, which won five awards, including the Jury Prize at the Sarasota Film Festival for narrative feature, and the Audience and Feature Film awards at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Before the film was even released, however, Shelly was murdered by a construction worker who had entered Shelly's Greenwich Village apartment intent on robbery. Her murder was initially speculated to be a suicide, the murder scene staged to resemble a hanging. Shelly's husband vehemently denied she would have committed suicide and claimed that money was missing from her wallet.

Ultimately, police unraveled the crime, arresting Ecuadorian illegal immigrant Diego Pillco, who later confessed that Shelly had confronted him while he was in the act of stealing money from her purse. Pillco was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Following her death, Shelly's husband started a foundation in his wife's name which awards various grants and scholarships, and gives an annual award for films that oppose violence against women.

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