February 27, 2008

"Who do you have to decapitate to make Page 1 around here?"

The murderer who inspired Michael Kinsley's crack about how boring the LA Times is finally gets sentenced to life without parole:

Authorities alleged that Graff was on a methamphetamine binge when he walked into the upscale Hollywood neighborhood and savaged the men, whose homes are separated by a backyard fence...

Graff attacked the co-writer of the 1948 comedy classic "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" and writer on the TV show "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," beheading him and removing some of his organs. Then he carried the head from Lees' home over a back fence to Engelson's home on Stanley Avenue, between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards.

Graff fatally stabbed the doctor with his own kitchen knives, police said. Engelson had been on the telephone making airline reservations for a business trip to San Jose. The agent reported hearing a commotion before the line went dead.

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5 comments:

green mamba said...

Methamphetamines are really a scourge, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't he a gay dude?

DYork said...

I've heard that knives are the preferred weapon of homosexual killers.

Anonymous said...

This story has some great hooks:

* 91 yr man with a longtime "girlfriend"?

* Writer of "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein"

* A Dr. and once captain of Fairfax football team

* Killed with own kitchen knives while on the phone booking plane tickets

* The anti-death penalty son who didn't want to see the murderer because he'd want to tear him to shreds

The disembowelment and dragging the decapitated head next door alone probably would’ve been enough to make the back pages.

I’m sure some LA waiters and bartenders are busy ginning up some movie scripts around these things at this very moment.

David Davenport said...

Steve,

Why don't you write something about the LAPD's shootout with the Mexican gang last week, focusing on the persistence of that gang in the same houses on the same block for years and years?

... All because of white lieberalism.