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Rockefeller impostor found guilty of first-degree murder in L.A.

Rockefeller impostor found guilty of first-degree murder in L.A.

A German native who consorted for years with New England's social elite by pretending to be a Rockefeller was convicted Wednesday in Los Angeles of first-degree murder, capping a nearly three-decade-old mystery involving a missing couple and a body buried in a Southern California backyard. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, 52, was accused of bludgeoning his landlady's adult son with a blunt object, then digging a 3-foot-deep grave in the backyard of the victim's home in San Marino. The body was buried behind a guest house where Gerhartsreiter had been living. Gerhartsreiter's odd series of false identities unraveled in Baltimore in 2008, when he led authorities on an...

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