Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter
An attorney for a notorious Rockefeller impostor charged with murder has summoned up the specter of a vanished woman as the possible killer of a man slain more than a quarter century ago.
After 27 years, the murder trial of a man who posed as a member of the fabled Rockefeller family is getting under way with opening statements to the jury.
Lawyers for the man once known as Clark Rockefeller appeared before a Massachusetts court Friday to appeal his 2009 conviction in the kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter.
In 1985, Clark Rockefeller did not exist. The pseudonym, which was one of many fake identities assumed by a German immigrant, would surface years later when he began cutting a swath across high society claiming to be an heir to the Rockefeller fortune.
The man who called himself Clark Rockefeller pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he murdered his landlord more than a quarter-century ago in southern California.
Christian Karl Gehartsreiter has arrived in California to face murder charges.
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.
A German-born man who claimed to be a member of the famous Rockefeller family has agreed to return to California to face a murder charge in a 1985 killing.
He made the rounds as Clark Rockefeller, and made headlines kidnapping his daughter. Now, he is an accused killer, charged with murdering his former landlord in 1985.