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'Our Theory Is That They Were Poisoned’: Brittany Murphy’s Family Alleges Kill Plot Involved Actress & Husband Simon Monjack

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Nov. 19 2013, Published 12:51 p.m. ET

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Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack were murdered via poisoning, the Clueless star's father Angelo Bertolotti told Good Morning America Tuesday.

"I have a feeling that there was a definite murder situation here -- it's poison, yes, I know that," Bertolotti said of the deaths -- his daughter's, which occurred Dec. 20, 2009; and Monjack's, just five months later on May 23, 2010.

Family insider Julia Davis added, "Our theory is they were poisoned, but the investigators should look into it."

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As we previously reported, the second look into the Hollywood starlet's shocking death at 32 comes as the results of a lab report, commissioned by the father, revealed an uncommonly high presence of heavy metals, a toxic substance also detected in insecticide and rat poison.

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Bertolotti pointed out that both his daughter and her late husband suffered similar symptoms -- among them, headaches, cramps and wooziness -- prior to their deaths.

The Los Angeles Coroner's Office, who initially deemed Murphy's death the result of pneumonia, anemia and prescription drugs, told ABC they stand by their report.



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