Mike Taibbi reports on Clark Rockefeller who made headlines in 2008 when he was arrested for the parental kidnapping of his daughter who was living in Boston. Police quickly figured out he was a fraud who had conned not only high society, but his wife of twelve years.
It started back in the 1980s while he was living in San Marino, California - Rockefeller had pretended to be Christopher Chichester, thirteenth baronet. This past summer, Rockefeller, who was charged with felony murder for the death of his landlady’s son John Sohus, pled not guilty. Sohus and his wife Linda had gone missing in 1985.
Now, with innovative forensic techniques, new interviews and old witnesses, investigators believe they have enough to build their case against the fake Rockefeller. In fact, this week a judge is holding a hearing to determine whether the prosecution’s case is strong enough to justify putting him on trial.
Buried Secrets airs Friday, January 27th, 2012, at 10pm/9c on Dateline NBC.
Con-artist Christian Gerhartsreiter, who made headlines as Clark Rockefeller in 2008 for kidnapping his daughter, now faces a murder charge in the 1985 death of John Sohus. NBC News' Mike Taibbi reports on new evidence and interviews as California investigators attempt to bring Gerhartsreiter to trial. 'Buried Secrets' airs Friday, January 27, at 10pm/9c.