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Convicted Playmate

My Husband Slapped Me

... So I Shot Him

9/9/2011 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Playboy Playmate who shot her husband in the chest last year told police she only pulled the trigger AFTER he slapped her in the face ... this according to new court docs obtained by TMZ.

66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb -- who was the 1968 Playmate of the Year under the name Angela Dorian -- spoke with investigators following the shooting ... who claim she never "expressed remorse or regret for her actions."

Officers say Victoria told them she and her husband had gotten into an argument inside their Hollywood apartment ... and after he grabbed his things and started to leave, she grabbed her gun and followed him.

Victoria claimed her husband then slapped her in the face, so she shot him. The victim also spoke to police about the incident, but made no mention of slapping her. He DID say that Victoria had been constantly accusing him of cheating ... and often verbally abused him.

Investigators concluded that Victoria "has a serious and violent anger management problem, and lacks impulse control. This type of behavior cannot be minimized, tolerated or justified."

Victoria pled no contest to attempted voluntary manslaughter earlier this week and was sentenced to 9 years behind bars.

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helmst102602    

Come on DA -- she SHOT him AFTER, I repeat AFTER he supposedly slapped her. Totally understandable. The week before it had been rumored that she broke his leg with a 2x4 after he looked at her and rolled his eyes.

953 days ago
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Give me a break!    

Good for her! If a man hits me, he better kill me, because if I get the second shot off he's dead.

953 days ago
3.

Cartman    

You hook up with any Playboy Playmate and you better expect a seriously painful payback.

Stick with the nice girls.

953 days ago
4.

Michelle    

She looks exactly like Cheryl Cole

953 days ago
5.

WCK604    

lol @ Americans who think guns are a viable tool for self defense.

953 days ago
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Susan62509    

You can only use a gun if your life is in danger. Slapping a face is not having your life endanger.

953 days ago
7.

Ginger    

Yeah, slapping someone in the face can be dangerous, especially if it's a man hitting a woman. I wouldn't have gone so far as to shoot him but I know I'd have wanted to.

953 days ago
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fstblk    

Stayed tuned i'm sure the next girlfriend will complete the job.He's probably done worse then slap her before.

953 days ago
9.

AntiSocialForum.com    

Lets see her naked, I've never seen a 66 year old playmate naked before. Inquiring minds want to know.

953 days ago
10.

Lemonade    

He's lucky to be alive.

People involved in the porn industry also are more likely to die by suicide or homocide than any other segment of the population. It's a throwaway life.

953 days ago
11.

Bachi21    

LOL good for her. I would have stuck with a cast iron pan, to each her own ;)
Men should not be ***** and put their hands on a woman in the first place. He needs to serve some time also for assault!!!!

953 days ago
12.

Joe    

note to self... dont ever slap this lady.

953 days ago
13.

OooooNooo!    

Sounds like the opening o*****ood woman's prison girl-on-girl porn movie. . .

953 days ago
14.

fstblk    

This girl sounds like a quick thinker!!!!!

953 days ago
15.

MrMicrophone    

Good conviction on several grounds:
First, he was leaving, she should have let him go.
She grabbed a gun before he slapped her.
She shot an unarmed man that was not threatening to kill her.
For those of you folks with anger problems that think she was justified, you'll go to prison too.
@WCK640, it wasn't self defense, she used a firearm to murder him. If he had been able to defend himself with a firearm and she would have been shot, it would have been justifiable.

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