After Christian Gerhartsreiter arrived in America from Germany, he changed his name several times and told anyone he met spectacular falsehoods about being an aristocrat. In 2008, going by the name Clark Rockefeller, he was arrested for kidnapping his young daughter. Now, Gerhartsreiter is on trial for the 1985 murder of his former landlady’s son.
Steve Thomas, 16, wasn’t old enough to be in the Platinum Club on January 12, 2002, but the devoted fan of C-Murder got in, and according to witnesses in this controversial case, around 1 a.m. was shot execution style by Miller himself on the dance floor.
On November 12, 2004, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci, and second-degree murder in the death of their unborn child. The case, rife with twists and surprises, attracted national media attention and became one of the most memorable murder trials of the decade.
After a trial that began over a month ago, Drew Peterson was convicted Thursday of the first-degree murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. The questions surrounding the 2007 disappearance of his 4th wife Stacy Peterson remain unanswered. Drew Peterson’s demeanor remained inscrutable as the verdict was read.