Mindy McCready Reportedly Being Investigated in Boyfriend’s Death
In a bizarre new twist to a story already more tragic than any country song, singer Mindy McCready is reportedly being investigated in relation to the recent death of her boyfriend, music producer David Wilson.
Wilson died on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the home the couple shared. The 34-year-old was the father of McCready’s second son, Zayne, and was helping her raise her son Zander from a previous relationship. In a statement after his death, the singer called Wilson "my soulmate" and "a precious gift from God." Early reports indicated that Wilson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but now several published accounts are calling that into question.
The National Enquirer is reporting that Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss has not yet made a final determination about Wilson's cause of death.
"This is a very high-profile case and we need to make sure it's investigated as thoroughly as possible," Moss tells the tabloid. "It could take weeks for the state crime lab to complete tests on Mr. Wilson's body, and if you'll notice, it was Mindy McCready's spokesperson -- not anyone involved in the investigation -- who made the determination that Mr. Wilson's death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound."
McCready has not been charged with any crime, and authorities have not named her as a suspect. Nonetheless, the UK's Daily Mail Online reports that McCready is under investigation for what authorities believe may be her role in Wilson's death.
"David had been carrying on an affair for many weeks before the shooting," an unidentified source claims. "When Mindy found out, it fueled a lot of very heated fights. The tension in their household became so unbearable that David packed up and left." The tabloid alleges that Wilson threatened to leave McCready on the day he died.
The Enquirer further claims that it was McCready who made the 911 call to report Wilson's death, telling the operator that she did not hear the gunshot because she was in another room and had the television turned up loud. The story alleges that the operator who took the call could hear a man moaning in the background.
In a statement to the Boot, McCready's spokesperson says the singer is currently working with authorities to get a formal statement on the nature of Wilson's death, which they hope will "eliminate the erroneous information" in the tabloid reports.
McCready is said to have remained sober since her stint on 'Celebrity Rehab' several years ago, but her life since her commercial peak in the '90s has been an ongoing bizarre saga of arrests for forging prescriptions, suspicion of DUI, and a battery charge after an altercation with her mother.
The 'Ten Thousand Angels' singer has attempted suicide multiple times and has been the victim of domestic violence at the hands of the father of her first child, and found herself at the center of a national scandal when it was revealed that she engaged in a longterm sexual relationship with married baseball legend Roger Clemens. McCready has also been the subject of a sex tape that has been made public.