THEY ALWAYS SEEMED LIKE A CLEAN CUT GROUP TO ME WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK THEY WERE HIT WITH SO MUCH TRAGEDY
BEAT AND STABBED HIS WIFE TO DEATH IN 2014.
The mother of the model police say was beaten and stabbed to death by former Hi-Five singer Russell Neal says the killing 'took her heart.'
Catherine Martinez, 24, was found brutally murdered in the apartment she shared with Neal, 40, after he walked into a Texas police station and said his wife was dead. This is the first time her family has spoken since the grisly discovery.
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OVER DOSED ON FREON IN 2007.
Tony Thompson was known for his high pitched lead vocals on most of Hi-Five’s records. In 2007, he was just on his way to reviving his career and had also formed his new record label and signed Hi-Five to get things crackin’ again, but that’s when tragedy struck. Sadly, Tony was found dead outside of a Waco, TX apartment complex, by two of the complex’s security guards. He was found next to the air conditioning units located behind the apartments and he died from huffing a toxic amount of freon from the air conditioning units. Freon is a hydrocarbon that is widely used in air conditioners and refrigerators.
RODERICK "POOH" CLARK:
WAS PARALYZED IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN 1993.
In 1993, one of the original members of Hi-Five, Roderick “Pooh” Clark, was involved in a near fatal car accident, leaving him permanently paralyzed.
WAS SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR 1ST DEGREE MURDER
TORIANO EASELY SERVED TIME IN PRISON FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDERAccording to an LA Times 1990 report, ‘HI-5 singer Toriano L. Easley was arrested for first-degree murder in Oklahoma City on Sept 1. . According to Oklahoma City Police Capt. Jim Gallegly, the singer allegedly shot an acquaintance following a heated argument. Easley, who sang background vocals on the HI-5 release “I Just Can’t Handle It” reportedly [was] expelled from the group.’ Torriano was 17 at the time of the shooting and arrest and he reportedly served most of his 15 year prison sentence.
IS THE ONLY MEMBER WHOSE LIFE WAS NOT HIT WITH DEVASTATING TRAGEDY AND CRIME. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A BIOPIC ON THIS GROUP TO UNDERSTAND HOW THINGS WENT SO WRONG.