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Rockefeller impostor
convicted of 1985 murder

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 4/10/2013 4:14:18 PM

Los Angeles - A notorious Rockefeller impostor was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of a man whose bones were found buried beneath the backyard of a suburban home. Christian Gerhartsreiter was tried 28 years after the disappearance of newlyweds John and Linda Sohus in a heavily circumstantial cold case. Much of the prosecution´s evidence focused on the strange behavior of the man who adopted many names including Clark Rockefeller. He masqueraded as an heir to the fabled oil fortune for 20 years. The case went to the jury late Tuesday morning and the

      


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