Blake Leibel, left, was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the gruesome killings of Iana Kasian, right.
A Canadian writer who the researchers said tortured, mutilated and killed his fiancee two years ago was found guilty of multiple offences on Wednesday.
Blake Leibel, 37, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Iana Kasian, 30, in their apartment in West Hollywood May 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was found guilty of all charges, which included mutilation and torture.
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Kasian was found dead in her bed next to her and Leibel the child.
Autopsy results released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office indicated that she died as a result of a blunt trauma to the head, was scalped, had parts of her face torn off and had the blood drained from her body. Kasian scalp was reportedly never found.
“The victim in this case lives, not only during the commit of the mutilation and scalping and torture, but that she had to stay alive for a period of at least six hours,” a prosecutor said, according to KABC.
Iana Kasian autopsy determined she died as a result of a blunt trauma to the head, was scalped, had parts of her face torn off and had the blood drained from her body.
The gruesome murder reportedly bears similarities with a fictional crime in Leibel 2010 graphic novel “Syndrome,” in which a serial killer is hanging a few of their ankles and slashes their throat draining their bodies of blood.
Leibel is the son of a wealthy Toronto developer and former Olympic athlete and is also an experienced powerboater and car enthusiast, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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His mother, who died in 2011, was the heir to a plastics fortune. Court documents obtained by the newspaper show Leibel receive a monthly allowance of almost $ 18,000, and he reportedly lived in a chic West Hollywood condo at the time of his arrest.
The prosecutors believe that a possible motive for Leibel’s actions were fuelled by his jealousy of the couple’s child.
Leibel is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles on June 26. He is faced with life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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