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‘Clark Rockefeller’ Extradited To Los Angeles To Face Murder Charge

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Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, booking photo from 2008 (credit: Boston Police via Getty Images)

Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, booking photo from 2008 (credit: Boston Police via Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The man known as Clark Rockefeller was extradited to Los Angeles on Wednesday to face a murder charge for the death of a California man in the 1980’s.

Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, was picked up by the LA County’s extradition unit, according to Lt. Wes Susson of the LA sheriff’s office, and then sent to Los Angeles.

At some point, Rockefeller will be booked on a single count of murder for the death of Jonathan Sohus in the mid-1980’s. The remains of Sohus’s newlywed wife Linda have never been found.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports.

Rockefeller will most likely be arraigned on Friday. His attorney, Jeffrey Denner, will represent him in the case.

In late July 2008, prosecutors said Rockefeller kidnapped his daughter in Boston and moved with her to Baltimore, Maryland under assumed names. He was arrested days later. Rockefeller was then found guilty of parental kidnapping and and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in June 2009 and sentenced to 4-5 years in state prison.

According to the LA Times, Rockefeller will be held on $10 million bail.

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