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‘Rockefeller’ case is easy, jurors told

LOS ANGELES — Christian Gerhartsreiter was a master at self-aggrandizement, even after murdering a young couple in 1985 and creating a whole new identity for himself, a prosecutor told ­jurors Monday during his closing statements.

“Masterfully done, masterfully done,” Habib Balian said, standing behind Gerhartsreiter and waving his hands through the air as if he had just witnessed an astonishing magic trick by the 52-year-old ­defendant.

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