COUNCIL CHRONICLE – On Wednesday, Blake Leibel, a 37-year-old affluent graphic novelist from Canada, was found guilty of several charges stemming from his girlfriend’s mutilation and murder. The man was taken into custody in May 2016 after the authorities discovered Iana Kasian’s corpse inside Leibel’s Hollywood condo.
Affluent Graphic Novelist Reportedly Jealous of His Child
Blake Leibel, the son of a retired Olympic athlete, turned developer and Eleonor Leibel, the heiress to a plastics empire, pleaded guilty to all charges, which includes mayhem, first-degree murder, and torture.
If he’s found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole.
The controversy surrounding Leibel’s eccentric way of thinking came to light shortly after publishing
“Syndrome,” a graphic novel focused on the hard to digest exploits of a serial killer. According to the authorities, Leibel’s protagonist had a fetish of stringing up his victim before draining them of blood.
In late May 2016, Hollywood law enforcement officers stumbled upon a scene straight out of one of Leibel’s graphic novels.
Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office declared that the body of 30-year-old Iana Kasian, Leibel’s girlfriend, was found mutilated in the man’s bedroom.
The coroner’s report reveals that while she was still alive, Leibel cut out her scalp and parts of her force. More than that, it would appear that Iana’s body had been drained of blood.
One of the prosecutors declared during Leibel’s trial that most of the injuries inflicted on the victim were done while she was still alive.
Even more horrifying is that fact that Kasian lived six more hours after being scalped and mutilated.
The authorities discovered the couple’s baby beside Kasian’s mutilated cadaver.
Apart from being a graphic novelist, Leibel is also an auto buff and a powerboater.
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