Walter Scott (singer)
|Birth name||Walter Notheis, Jr.|
February 7, 1943|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||December 27, 1983
St. Peters, Missouri
|Associated acts||Bob Kuban and The In-Men|
Walter Scott (February 7, 1943 – December 27, 1983) was an American singer who fronted Bob Kuban and The In-Men, a St. Louis, Missouri-based rock 'n' roll band that enjoyed brief national popularity during the 1960s.
Born Walter Notheis, Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri, Scott found fame with Bob Kuban and The In-Men in 1966 with the song "(Look Out For) The Cheater". "The Cheater" spent eleven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #12 in March of that year. Scott left the group soon after to attempt a solo career. When this failed, Scott began touring with a cover band during the 1970s. In early 1983, Scott and Kuban performed together for a television appearance and planned to reunite the band for their twentieth anniversary in June 1983.
Scott disappeared on December 27, 1983. In April 1987, his body was found floating face-down in a cistern. He had been hog-tied and shot in the back. Scott's second wife, JoAnn (née Calcaterra), pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution of his murder, and received a five-year sentence. Her lover, James H. Williams Sr., whom she married in 1986, was found guilty of two counts of capital murder involving the deaths of his previous wife, Sharon Williams (who died from what was originally thought to be an auto accident in 1983), and of Walter Scott.
On September 13, 2011, James Williams, then aged 72, died in prison from a heart condition while serving his life sentence.
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