Alig in 2015
|Born||April 29, 1966|
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||December 25, 2020 (aged 54)|
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Club promoter, artist|
|Criminal status||Released on parole|
|Conviction(s)||First-degree manslaughter sentencing - death|
|Criminal charge||First-degree manslaughter|
|Penalty||10 to 20 years|
|Partner(s)||Robert D. "Freeze" Riggs|
|Victims||Andre "Angel" Melendez|
|Date||March 17, 1996|
|Location(s)||New York City|
In March 1996, Alig and his roommate, Robert D. "Freeze" Riggs, killed fellow Club Kid Andre "Angel" Melendez over a drug debt. In October 1997, Alig pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter. Both men were sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. Alig was released on May 5, 2014.
References[change | change source]
- Bollen, Christopher. "Michael Alig". Interview Magazine. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- Selbry, Jenn (May 5, 2014). "Michael Alig released from jail: Infamous Club Kids 'Party Monster' convicted of murdering and dismembering roommate freed". The Independent. London.
- Tracy, Thomas (December 25, 2020). "Club kid killer Michael Alig dies of heroin overdose inside his Manhattan home Christmas morning". New York Daily News.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)