'Rockefeller' killer explained grave as 'plumbing' work in back yard
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The German who posed as a Rockefeller family member after allegedly killing a man in California explained the freshly-dug soil in his back yard as plumbing work, a witness said.
Christian Gerhartsreiter, accused of burying the dismembered body of Mr John Sohus in his backyard in 1985, gave the explanation to guests he invited to his house to play Trivial Pursuit.
Ms Dana Glad Farrar said she knew Gerhartsreiter as Christopher Chichester, a self-described British baronet, when she went to his home in San Marino, near Los Angeles, in the summer of 1985.
The guests gathered in the backyard of the guest house he rented, which stood behind the main house occupied by Mr Sohus and his wife Linda, owned by Mr Sohus' aging mother Ruth, who also lived there.