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  • Clark Rockefeller Conman Tale Taking Twisty Path to Bigscreen

    Walter Kirn's novels "Thumbsucker" and "Up in the Air" were adapted for the screen, but his latest work, "Blood Will Out," faces a few Hollywood hurdles, even though the nonfiction piece tells a stranger-than-truth story that seems meant for the movies....
  • Walter Kirn befriends a con man in 'Blood Will Out'

    Walter Kirn befriends a con man in 'Blood Will Out'
    Walter Kirn's new profile of the serial liar and convicted murderer known as "Clark Rockefeller" is no ordinary work of true crime and literary journalism. "Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade" is the chronicle of...
  • Review: 'Blood Will Out' by Walter Kirn

    In 1998, the writer Walter Kirn agreed to drive a crippled dog from Montana to New York as a favor to a man he had never met. That seems like a strangely extravagant gesture of kindness until you learn the man's name, which vibrates now, as it must have...
  • Rockefeller impostor dismisses lawyers ahead of sentencing

    Rockefeller impostor dismisses lawyers ahead of sentencing
    A convicted killer who once masqueraded as a member of the Rockefeller family dismissed his team of Boston attorneys Thursday and will represent himself before his sentencing. Asked by a judge his reasons for representing himself, Christian Karl...
  • Loved ones recall couple in case of fake Rockefeller

    Loved ones recall couple in case of fake Rockefeller
    As hummingbirds hovered nearby, friends and relatives gathered in Descanso Gardens late Wednesday to remember a young couple believed to have been murdered nearly three decades ago by a man who evaded police while pretending to be a member of the...
  • Rockefeller impostor expected to be sentenced for murder Thursday

    Rockefeller impostor expected to be sentenced for murder Thursday
    A convicted killer who once masqueraded as a member of the Rockefeller family is expected to be sentenced Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was found guilty in April of murdering his landlady’s adult son,...
  • Rockefeller impostor gets 27 years in prison; maintains innocence

    Rockefeller impostor gets 27 years in prison; maintains innocence
    The man convicted of murder who masqueraded as a member of the Rockefeller family proclaimed his innocence Thursday as he was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was found guilty in April of murdering his landlady&...
  • Rockefeller impostor at sentencing: 'I did not commit the crime'

    Rockefeller impostor at sentencing: 'I did not commit the crime'
    Just before a Rockefeller impostor was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison, he proclaimed his innocence and accused the victim's wife of killing her husband. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was found guilty in April of murdering his landlady’s...
  • Family to Rockefeller impostor: 'Why did you kill my brother?'

    Family to Rockefeller impostor: 'Why did you kill my brother?'
    The family of a man whose body was found years ago buried in his San Marino backyard had plenty of questions Thursday after his convicted murderer was sentenced, but it all came down to this: Why? Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who once masqueraded as a...
  • Rockefeller impostor reasserts innocence after sentencing

    Rockefeller impostor reasserts innocence after sentencing
    Shortly after a German-born man who posed as a Rockefeller was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter continued to insist he did not murder his San Marino landlady's son. Gerhartsreiter, 52, was convicted in April of...
  • 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...