It’s best not to upset a weirdo who writes insane violent, bloody material. I, for one, wouldn’t want Stephen King mad at me, for example.
For Ukrainian immigrant Iana, the lure of a wacko Jew’s money may have overcome any common sense notions to steer clear of the guy who was well known in some Hollywood circles for hustling to become super rich and famous.
He’s now achieved the famous part. His riches are going to be paying for lawyers, though.
An autopsy shows that a model — who Los Angeles cops say was tortured and killed by her graphic-novelist boyfriend — was scalped, had portions of her face torn off and had been drained of all her blood.
Iana Kasian, 30, was found dead in a West Hollywood apartment in May 2016.
Her boyfriend, Blake Leibel, 36, the son of wealthy Canadian real estate tycoon and Olympic sailor Lorne Leibel, has been charged with her murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty.
At least one of his novels has drawn unsettling parallels to the murder case. The book, “Syndrome,” starts with flashbacks of a serial killer slashing throats and draining blood, the New York Daily News reported.
Detectives found Kasian lying next to her 2-month-old baby, who was not hurt.
The autopsy report revealing the grisly details was released Wednesday, KABC-TV reported.
The report shows there was also an injury to Kasian’s jaw that appeared to be human bite marks, the station reported.
Leibel also worked as a writer and director, according to multiple reports.
A civil lawsuit filed by the victim’s mother, Olga Kasian, includes transcripts of Los Angeles County Coroner Dr. James Ribe’s deposition, which state:
“Kasian’s entire scalp was traumatically absent and was not found, was not present with the body. Her skull had been stripped down to the surface of the bone … There was no scalp present except for little bits in the back of the neck… portions of the right side of her face were torn away including the right ear and part of the posterior face on the (right) side, all the way down to the jawline… there were quite a number of bruises and abrasions on the face, primarily on the left side, the left cheek, and left jaw area, a number of bruises and abrasion, including one which turned out to be a human bite mark… she had lived for at least eight hours approximately after receiving the scalp injury and the bruise to the collarbone… I have never seen this before. And I doubt if hardly any forensic pathologists in this country or abroad have even seen this outside of, perhaps, wartime… So it’s extremely rare…”
— Dr. James Ribe, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office
Alleged killer Leibel was a weirdo, but a rich one, living off $18,000 a month in trust fund money.
Leibel moved from Toronto to California with his older brother in 2004 in hopes of making it big in Hollywood — all while living off $18,000 per month from his father and late mother.
“I didn’t see the violence coming,” the producer said. “I thought he was just a weirdo … wearing this big, heavy Columbine jacket … I mean, this is LA.”
Leibel stood out on many fronts, according to the producer.
“With movie and comic geeks, that world attracts a lot of weirdos,” the producer told the Sun. “But even in that world of bad hygiene and general weirdness, Blake was on the outer fringe.”
Leibel spent a lot of time at the Soho House, where he pitched his latest ideas, and smoked a lot of marijuana, friends said.