Date: 4th January 2001

Screenwriter About Mafia Is Murdered

Screenwriter Susan Berman, the daughter of a business partner of slain Las Vegas gangster Bugsy Siegel, was found murdered with a single gunshot wound to her head in West Los Angeles on Christmas Eve, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday).

Berman, who incorporated her intimate knowledge of the Mafia into her writings, reportedly was working on developing a TV series for Showtime called Sin City.

Source: Studio Briefing