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Porn actor sought in slaying threatens suicide

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This June 2, 2010 provided photo by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Stephen Hill. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, File) This June 2, 2010 provided photo by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Stephen Hill. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A porn actor suspected of killing a colleague with a prop sword climbed a hillside and threatened to commit suicide Saturday after leaving a Los Angeles house where he was barricaded for most of the day, authorities said.

Stephen Clancy Hill was clutching a sword as police tried to talk him down from the embankment near the home in the Chatsworth area, LAPD Officer April Harding said. It was unknown whether the sword is the murder weapon.

A SWAT team surrounded the house Saturday morning and contacted a man inside who matched Hill's description. They later confirmed it was Hill.

He faces murder and attempted murder charges in the attack Tuesday at a DVD production center that left one person dead and two injured.

Hill, 34, whose professional name is Steve Driver, fled in an SUV. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

The charges were filed Friday after Eric Jover, who runs the Ultima DVD production house, offered a $2,000 reward on the company's website for information leading to the arrest of Hill.

Hill went on the rampage after being told he was being fired and would have to move out of the production facility where he had been living, authorities said.

The small company is located in the San Fernando Valley, known in the adult film industry as Porn Valley for its large number of porn businesses.

Ultima produces niche films featuring fetishes and sexual domination of men.

Hill was convicted of second-degree assault and a handgun charge in March 1999 in Maryland, according to court records.

 

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