Dog the Bounty Hunter Denied U.K. Entry Over Murder Conviction

He was turned away over a 1976 homicide case that ended with a conviction for murder

By Alexis L. Loinaz
|  Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 3:24 PM PDT
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FILE - This Jan. 10, 2006 file photo shows bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman star of the Hawaii-based reality show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter," on Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu. Chapman has his bags packed for London, but a murder conviction from the late 1970s is keeping him out of the United Kingdom. He was to appear on another reality show, "Celebrity Big Brother," but he has been denied a visa. "It's something that follows you the rest of your life, no matter who you become or who you are," Chapman, 59, said Monday from Honolulu, where he lives. "I'm not proud of it." (AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni, file)

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Duane "Dog" Chapman's past legal indiscretions continue to track him down.

The erstwhile Dog the Bounty Hunter star has been denied a U.K. visa over a 1976 homicide case that ended with Chapman's conviction for murder, The Guardian reports.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and family targeted by death threats

The 59-year-old was reportedly scheduled to travel to the U.K. to join the cast of the reality series Celebrity Big Brother until immigration officials booted his visa application.

In 1976, Chapman was convicted for the murder of Jerry Oliver in Pampa, Texas, after Oliver was shot dead by one of Chapman's companions during a botched pot deal.

Although Chapman was reportedly waiting in a vehicle at the time, he was still found guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison. He was released after 18 months.

Dog the Bounty Hunter canceled by A&E

Over the years, the host has expressed his remorse over the incident and he recently told The Guardian, "I should not have been there, that's that."

Dog the Bounty Hunter ran for eight seasons on A&E until the network announced in May that it was canceling the popular series.

Although A&E didn't cite a reason for pulling the plug, Chapman, whose family had recently been the target of death threats, claimed that negotiations between him and the network broke down.

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