Coroner Rules Actor Mark Ruffalo’s Brother Scott’s Death A Homicide

December 18, 2008

LOS ANGELES (ChattahBox) — What was speculated as an accidental suicide from Russian roulette has turned to murder as the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday ruled the death of Mark Ruffalo’s younger brother Scott a homicide.

An autopsy on 39-year-old Scott M. Ruffalo indicates he was shot in the head but not by his own hands. He was found with a gunshot wound early Dec. 1 and died a week later at a hospital after being taken off from life support.

Beverly Hills police initially arrested Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, before Ruffalo died on an attempted murder warrant and later released her. Adham’s attorney, Ronald Richards, claimed his client gave evidence that Scott Ruffalo shot himself. He is now disputing the coroner’s determination Wednesday night.  Richards wrote in an e-mail:

“The only two eye witnesses to the shooting saw the same thing, a gunshot wound to the left side of the head, while one of them saw him pull the trigger.” “They saw the gun in his left hand after the shot was fired.”

He further added that no gun residue had been found on Adham’s clothes and that police had not requested another meeting with her.

Police do not have any suspects in custody at this time and have not released a motive for the shooting.

Scott Ruffalo’s family released a statement after his death thanking supporters and saying the funeral would be private. Mark Ruffalo, 41, has appeared in films such as “You Can Count on Me,” “Zodiac,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and this year’s “Blindness.”

Reported by: Hot  Momma Celebrity Gossip


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