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"Murder, Mayhem and Torture" Off the Sunset Strip: The Tragic Story of the Budding Director and His Dead Girlfriend

Before he was arrested in the brutal scalping death of the mother of his newborn daughter, promising scion Blake Leibel got caught up in a twisted love triangle and developed ties to the decadent poker scene depicted in 'Molly's  Game.' As he prepares to stand trial, those who knew Leibel best reveal what could have caused him to break so bad.

A Decomposing Body, 10 Duped Girlfriends and the Saga of the 'Alien' Con Man in Hollywood's Backyard

Jeffrey Lash was a spy, a post-9/11 covert operative who seduced women in L.A.'s tony Pacific Palisades with tales of, yes, supernatural powers. But when police found him dead in his car with a $5 million gun stash near the homes of showbiz elite, a stranger-than-fiction tale emerged of abuse, lies, a mystery illness and a grifter with "more charisma than 10 Trumps."