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Peter Gatien On Michael Alig's Murder Of Angel Melendez: He Was The Last Person I Thought Could Commit Murder

13 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Michael Alig, the subject of Party Monster who murdered his roommate Angel Melendez in 1996, was one of the last people that former Limelight owner Peter Gatien would have imagined killing and butchering someone.

Peter Gatien On Michael Alig

“When I heard about it, if someone came up to me and was like listen Peter one of your staff killed somebody in their apartment last night, who do you think it is? Michael Alig might have been the 995th person on my list,” Gatien, who employed about 1000 people at the time, told uInterview exclusively in 2011. “I mean he was small, non violent. It's not like he carried a knife or a gun, or ever gotten into a fight.”

When Alig killed Melendez, who had been hitting him up for drug debts, with the help of fellow scenester Robert “Freeze” Riggs, he was at the height of his drug use. By his own account, »

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