A restitution hearing is scheduled on Thursday for a convicted murderer and con man who once passed himself off as a member of the wealthy Rockefeller family.
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German national, was sentenced to 27-years-to-life in prison for the 1985 murder of his San Marino landlady's son in San Marino, Calif.
Gerhartsreiter, 52, who blended into wealthy East Coast circles by posing as a member of the famous Rockefeller family, was convicted in April of first-degree murder in the killing of John Sohus, in whose guesthouse Gerhartsreiter lived for a time under an assumed name.
Sohus' wife, Linda, was never found and is presumed dead.
Gerhartsreiter has proclaimed his innocence, saying Linda Sohus killed her husband.
Sohus’ remains were unearthed in his family's backyard in the affluent city of San Marino north of Los Angeles a decade after he disappeared. He died from a blow to the head with a blunt object.
Gerhartsreiter was a con man who crisscrossed the country under assumed identities, including as Clark Rockefeller, a descendent of the billionaire founder of the Standard Oil Company.
He killed Sohus when he learned of Gerhartsreiter's plan to extort Sohus' stepmother, prosecutors said.
Gerhartsreiter was charged in the murder in 2011 while he was serving a prison sentence in Massachusetts for kidnapping his daughter.
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