After being reassigned to the Mercury News 's office in Curpertino, where they had him writing death notices, Gary Webb resigned and fell into depression.
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His behavior became increasingly unpredictable and he embarked on a series of affairs, eventually divorcing from his wife Sue in In the midst of a bout of depression, Gary Webb, 49, was found dead in his home on December 10, The coroner ruled Webb's death a suicide, the result of two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head. A suicide note was also found at the scene. Gary Webb's wife, Sue Webb now Sue Stokes , said that he had been depressed for years due to his inability to get hired at a daily newspaper.
Shortly before his death, his motorcycle had been stolen it was recovered by his family after his death. He had also lost his house the week before his suicide. Killing him in did nothing for you because he was already out. He had a bad, poorly oiled, old revolver and he slipped the first time. Look, he's killing himself. He ends up going down and shooting through his jaw. And then, who knows if he was unconscious and woke up or he was awake, but he adjusted and then finished the job.
It really shows how loving of a father he was and how fun he was. While all this madness was going on in his life, he was still able to take the time and spend quality time with his family.
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Watch the real Gary Webb talk about his "Dark Alliance" article and view a "Freeway" Ricky Ross interview where he discusses the business side of his former drug operation. The real Gary Webb talks about his story "Dark Alliance," which criticizes the CIA's involvement or lack thereof with regard to the cocaine coming into the U.
Webb discusses the "Dark Alliance" controversy, including the government's refusal to respond to his story and the media's desire to kill it. This included his own newspaper, the San Jose Mercury News , which at first supported him, then turned against him. He talks about the business side of his former drug dealing operation and how he managed so many employees. He also discusses his current legit businesses that he has started since getting out of prison.
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How '' Changed Michael Mando's Life. Movies seen in Movies I saw in Share this Rating Title: Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Fall Edition Oscar Predictions: Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Gary Webb Robert Patrick Quail's Girlfriend Robert Pralgo Bob Mary Elizabeth Winstead Anna Simons Lucas Hedges Ian Webb Rosemarie DeWitt Sue Webb Matt Lintz Eric Webb Parker Douglas Christine Webb Kai Schmoll Sacramento Journalist Joshua Close Coral Baca Aaron Farb Edit Storyline Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. Kill the Messenger is a American biographical crime thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Peter Landesman.
The film stars Jeremy Renner in his first film as a producer. The film was released on October 10, The film opens as San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb interviews drug dealer Ronny Quail who is outraged that the government used civil asset forfeiture to keep his house even after he was acquitted.
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Webb's ensuing article about the abuses of forfeiture garners repeated phone calls from a woman named Coral whom he agrees to meet when she says she has documents that prove the government sponsored cocaine sales in the U. Coral gives Webb a transcript of grand jury testimony which was accidentally released to her boyfriend, an accused drug dealer, during discovery. After Webb reveals to the prosecutor in the case that he has the transcript, the government drops the charges against Coral's boyfriend in order to protect their main witness: Like many other people he has spoken to, Weil warns Webb how dangerous the subject is.
For good measure, federal agents summon Webb to a meeting where they warn him against publishing what he has learned. When the paper publishes Webb's story with the title " Dark Alliance ", it is an immediate sensation.
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Webb views their follow-up reporting as being far too deferential to the CIA. Eventually, their reporting turns to Webb himself and an affair he had while working at the Plain Dealer. Webb is banished to the newspaper's Cupertino bureau to cover mundane local news. However, he continues to work on the story.
He is awoken in his motel room one night by John Cullen who is precisely the kind of CIA source with direct knowledge of the scheme that Webb's reporting needs. Webb's exhilaration at finding Cullen is quickly dampened when the paper reveals its plans to write an open letter calling into question aspects of its "Dark Alliance" reporting. At a Society of Professional Journalists dinner honoring Webb as "Journalist of the Year", he submits his resignation to his editors.
On March 5, , Focus Features announced that the film would be released on October 10, Principal photography began on July 16, in several Georgia locations, including Atlanta , Cobb County and Decatur. Nathan Johnson composed the score for the film,  and Back Lot Music release a soundtrack album on October 7, Kill the Messenger received a regional theatrical release on October 10,