The family drama and trial were heavily publicized that year, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to prison in 1991.
He was released in 1996; in 2004, information introduced at the trial of Robert Blake for the 2001 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, exposed Brando's relationship with Bakley and his possible involvement in her murder.
In 2005, Brando pleaded no contest to spousal abuse of his then wife Deborah and was given probation, he died of pneumonia on January 26, 2008, aged 49.
Without Cheyenne's testimony, prosecutors felt they could no longer prove that Drollet's death was premeditated.
Therefore, Christian was not charged with first-degree murder and was presented with a plea deal.
Marlon continued to have relationships with multiple women by whom he fathered numerous children.
Years later, while commenting on his childhood, Christian said, "The family kept changing shape, I'd sit down at the breakfast table and say, 'Who are you?
Christian Brando said to a reporter from The Los Angeles Times, "She went off on this bizarre tangent." Later, around 11 p.m.