Jury selection has begun in the trial of Christian Gerhartsreither, accused of murdering LASFS member John Sohus in 1985, reports the LA Times.
Like the Wizard of Oz, a man born in a German village was a master of illusion, taking on many names before becoming the self-proclaimed Boston socialite Clark Rockefeller with a lifestyle to match.
But Christian Gerhartsreiter’s illusions came at a deadly price, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Habib Balian said. With jury selection starting Monday in the three-decade-old slaying of John Sohus, the man of many names will mostly be referred to as “the defendant.”