Former Klitschko Foe Charged in Cold Case Murder

by David P. Greisman

Exum Speight has two types of records — a boxing record and a criminal record. As of right now, neither looks good.

Speight won just 9 of his 50 pro fights, losing 39 times and seeing two other bouts ending in a draw. Many of these defeats came against recognizable names at heavyweight and cruiserweight, including John Ruiz, Chris Byrd, Shannon Briggs, Wladimir Klitschko and Vassiliy Jirov, many of whom were very early into their careers. Speight's time in the sport lasted from 1986 to 2001.

But way back toward the beginning of his pro career, he allegedly killed his manager, a man named Douglas Stumler, according to CNN. That case dated all the way back to 1987, and it was closed Sept. 25 with the arrest of Speight, who is now 50 years old.

Per the article: "Los Angeles' cold case detectives developed a break in the case after they screened potential forensic leads under a grant from National Institute of Justice's 'Solving Cold Cases with DNA' program, authorities said."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Money_May on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;13784964]I have to admit this made me laugh out loud! lol lol[/QUOTE] I was on the toilet seat when I thought of it. I do my best thinking on the seat :lol1:

Comment by ddangerous on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=Money_May;13783690]And people say the Klitschko's don't fight killers![/QUOTE] :lol1: nice

Comment by Ravens Fan on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=Money_May;13783690]And people say the Klitschko's don't fight killers![/QUOTE] I have to admit this made me laugh out loud! lol lol

Comment by taansend on 09-26-2013

By the way, Exum beat a bloke named Shawn Prokesh who lost to a fella named Chris Slaughter who beat Jerry Strickland who lost to Juan LaPorte who was the Featherweight champ. From a huge heavyweight champ to featherweight champ…

Comment by Counter Troll on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=taansend;13784415]The case isn't closed until he's been convicted. We have that little thing in America where you're innocent until proven guilty. [SIZE="3"][B]By the way, what does Exum mean? He used to be an Um.[/B][/SIZE][/QUOTE] [B]ZINGER![/B]

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