Larry Carnegie
38 Years Old

January 23, 1951 to February 28, 1989

Larry Carnegie grew up in Los Angeles, California, with his parents, two brothers and sister. As a child, he was comical and outgoing. He was active in Little League baseball and Boy Scouts and was an alter boy at church. In high school, he played drums in a band with his buddies.

He served six years in the California National Guard and worked to pay his own way through the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree. While working as a pharmacist, he became interested in the real estate business and eventually opened his own real estate brokerage.

Happily married nine years, he and his wife had three beautiful daughters, ages 4, 3 and 6 months at the time of his death.

Larry was a happy, outgoing man. He was smart and ambitious, with a great sense of humor. He loved to go out boating and water skiing. He loved to snow ski at Lake Tahoe. He loved to barbecue and eat sloppy chili burgers. He loved to travel, including an around-the-world honeymoon tour with his wife.

He was a generous, loving man. He had a beautiful smile and a wonderful joy of living.

He died too young, too savagely and too senselessly. We have no more phone calls, no more visits, no more big hugs. We will always miss our son.


Larry Carnegie was brutally murdered on Tuesday evening, February 28, 1989. His death was the result of an alleged murder-for-hire scheme orchestrated by a former business partner.

Of the murderers, James O. Mackey pled "no contest" to first degree murder and is serving a 25 year to life sentence. Carl C. Hancock, Jr. pled "guilty" to first degree murder and is also serving 25 years to life.

Michael T. Blatt, a wealthy businessman from Stockton, California, was alleged to have hired the two killers. He was twice tried and twice the juries deadlocked; he remains free.

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Larry Carnegie