June 6th, 2010
01:26 AM ET

Porn actor sought in slaying dies after falling off cliff

A porn actor, who was accused of killing a coworker with a sword, died after falling off a cliff in California on Saturday when police used a stun gun to subdue him.

Police said Stephen Clancy Hill attacked three coworkers with a samurai-style sword at the scene of a pornographic film shoot on Tuesday. One of the men later died.

When police caught up with Hill on Saturday, he kept them at bay for eight hours atop a cliff in West Hills, said Officer Bruce Borihanh.

To take Hill into custody, officers used their stun guns on him, at which point he went off the cliff, Borihanh said.

Police said Hill jumped, but also added it was unclear what caused his death.

On Tuesday night, West Valley police were called to a home on Hayvenhurst Avenue following reports of an assault with a deadly weapon.

The home was being used to make pornographic films, but shoots had ended for the day.

Authorities said Hill was at the house, socializing with some coworkers. Then, without provocation, Hill grabbed a sword, which was used as a prop, and attacked one of the men, police said.

When two men tried to intervene, Hill attacked them too, police said. He then left the scene and eluded police until they spotted him Saturday.

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  1. Cieje3

    This story is proof positive that quite often, truth is stranger and funnier than fiction writers can possibly come up with.

    June 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. grasshopper

    Is the sword ok? hope it didn't catch hiv doing all that stabbing! Get it "stabbing" hahahahaha that's funny. Fukk you

    June 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tabby

    Any word on when they will be auctioning off the sword? : )

    June 8, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Christopher

    It's not karma if you take the leap yourself off the cliff.

    June 6, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. bodhi

    @Christopher
    It was karma that put him in that situation.

    June 6, 2010 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeez People

    The incident is on YouTube. Karma was trumped by lunacy, here.

    June 6, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. Liu Kang

    "FINISH HIM"

    June 6, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. Onesock

    My Karma ran over my Dogma!

    June 6, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. dan

    Is this guy a Phillies fan ?

    June 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. Trent

    Jeff L

    "Jesus Christ does not exist. Even if he did exist he would be trumped by faith in Karma."

    Two can play at this game, good sir!

    //the flying spaghetti monster told me to do it...

    June 6, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Back up what you say

    Hey Trent,Can you provide proof that Jesus does not exist?Now don't answer this with a question to me.Back up what you posted.You are so sure,show me some good solid proof that he does not exist.

    June 6, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. AustinTony

    Funny how Jesus is only mentioned in the bible (especially weird considering how many scholars were recording the events of that time period and none of them, not even Josephus, mentioned a guy who claimed to be the son of god who was performing miracles), but Karma in some form or another has been mentioned in hundreds of religions dating back thousands of years. Yep, I think it's clear that Jesus doesn't exist but if he did he would be trumped by karma.

    June 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeanlou Martin

    To Jeff L, at 10:15 am

    Karma has long been misrepresented as some form of either divine or cosmic retribution for “bad” actions, or reward for “good” actions, and you're right, that could not exist. In fact, the term simply means that the events happening to you are the result of your own actions, choices and behaviour. It litterally means: It's your own doing.

    And no, Jesus doesn't take sides or interfere with human actions and interactions, nor does He shield you from the consequences of your choices. If that were the case, the cops' tasers would have failed, and when Mr Hill jumped, or slipped and fell, angels would have swooped down to ease him softly to the ground. Upon which he might just as likely have taken a run at somebody else with his sword, again to no ill consequence because Jesus would again have intervened…

    June 6, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. osufan

    Hey pal, this isn't a court of law. You can't assume something exists until you prove that it doesn't. Science works the other way around. Something doesn't exist until you can prove it exists. The burden of proof doesn't fall on him proving the non-existence of Jesus, it falls on you needing to prove that Jesus does, in fact, exist.

    June 6, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. Pusser

    AustinTony, Josephus was born after Jesus' death. Maybe that's why he wasn't mentioned, although his followers certainly were mentioned by Josephus.

    June 6, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
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