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‘Rockefeller’ faces at least 27 years for murder

LOS ANGELES — A Los ­Angeles Superior Court jury dramatically ended Christian Gerhartsreiter’s long tale of lies and deceit on Wednesday, convicting him of the murder of a California man in 1985, a crime that might never have been solved were it not for his missteps while living as Clark Rockefeller in Boston.

Gerhartsreiter, 52, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of John Sohus in San Marino, Calif., and he will face at least 27 years in prison, far from the circles of the rich and well-
connected he so constantly strived to be a part of. The murder occurred nearly 30 years ago, when Gerhartsreiter lived in a guest house in San Marino next to a main residence where John Sohus and his wife, Linda, resided. Linda also disappeared that year and has not been heard from since.

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