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Posted at 4:41 PM ET, 02/24/2011

Randy and Evi Quaid allowed to stay in Canada

By Liz Kelly

Mug shots of Randy Quaid and wife Evi after they were arrested in September 2010. (AP)

Randy and Evi Quaid have been granted permission to stay in Canada, safe from the clutches of the so-called "star whackers" they left behind in California.

The couple was granted refugee status in Canada last fall, despite the fact that both face felony charges and are wanted on $500,000 bench warrants in the U.S. Since Evi Quaid's father was born in Canada, she was granted citizenship on Feb. 10, allowing her to sponsor husband Randy as an immigrant.

"When Evi and I came to Canada last October we could never have envisioned how things would unfold and how our lives would change. Today we're here to say thank you Canada. Thank you for your warm welcome. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to live in peace," said Randy Quaid in a Thursday news conference.

The Quaids claim that a group of "Hollywood star whackers" were responsible for the deaths of friends, from David Carradine to Heath Ledger, and feared that they were targets of the same group.

Source: CBC

Related:

Randy and Evi Quaid talk to Esquire

The Quaid arrest: How we got here

Randy and Evi Quaid reportedly arrested in Canada

Randy and Evi Quaid remain in Canadian jail

By Liz Kelly  | February 24, 2011; 4:41 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities, Crime Watch  
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Comments

You know David Carradine was killed outside the US. I am thinking the "star whackers" have passports. I wouldn't feel too safe if I were the Quaids.

Posted by: epjd | February 24, 2011 4:48 PM | Report abuse

oh canada! what are you thinking? these folks are scamming you and you are scamming people in the US who are owed money by these scammers you are shielding. Has the nation of Canada lost its mind along with the Quaids?

Posted by: RBCrook | February 24, 2011 6:46 PM | Report abuse

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