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ALHAMBRA (CBS) — Christian K. Gerhartsreiter pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Alhambra Superior Court to murder charges in connection in a February 1985 slaying.

Gerhartsreiter, 50, is accused of killing John Sohus, a San Marino man whose body was discovered nearly a decade later. He was living in a guest house on property owned by Sohus’ mother in San Marino, Calif., when the victim disappeared.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

Gerhartsreiter has been serving a four- to five-year prison sentence in Massachusetts for a 2009 conviction in the kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter.

Gerhartsreiter came to the U.S. in the 1970s and assumed many identities, including Clark Rockefeller, a supposed relative of the wealthy family.

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Comments (5)
  1. bob hsieh says:

    Where are all the comments on illegals? If I’m not mistaken, Me. Gerhartsrwier was here illegally. It just goes to prove what I’ve thought all along: most posters on this board who reference illegals are using that as a veiled attempt at racism. The moment the name is a stereotypical Hispanic surname, must be illegal. this guy is German. The board is silent. I’m do glad the true colors if all the racists in this board are coming through. Take back the board with debates based on r reason, not ideological, racist rants.

    1. Chung says:

      We just want all the browns killed.

      1. Adolf Gomez says:

        14 words

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