The story of the most heinous murder in Hollywood

“I really don’t remember. I don’t understand. I’m not saying I have a mental illness… but obviously I do because… who in their right mind could do such a thing?” Kevin Lee Graf to the justice of the United States. His comments came after he apologized for the deadliest Hollywood crime in history. Victim: Screenwriter Robert Lis.

One: The worst death in Hollywood

Madness was found representative of body and blood on June 13, 2004. One more. The events that will be listed below – which leave no room for ambiguity – only find a point to compare with the most Hollywood cut-outs or thrillers. Seven deadly sins? doubt? Halloween?

Far from this type of film was Robert Lees during the 91 years of his life. A California first dancer and then a screenwriter, he emerged as writing screenplays for countless short films, feature films, and comedy TV shows from the 1930s to the late 1960s.


It introduces Robert Less, screenwriter for Abbott, Costello, and Alfred Hitchcock.

His last work was done under a pseudonym GE Selby, since 1951, refused to give names before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Hollywood and was blacklisted. This caused Lee to move his family to Tucson to work as a waitress for $2 an hour.

Share with Frederic RinaldoYour main partner in the profession, hit the ice s catch me this ghostTwo of the five films written for the popular comedies Abbott and CostelloSo is the movie jumping craneschampionship Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

But there are exceptions in the artist’s career. Believe it or not, Lees started working with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) on the series Crime is uselessFantasy based on real life crimes. Was he going to write a crime like a crime like him?

Two: the case

California. 11 am. Kevin Lee Graf27, got out of a truck and broke into Robert Less’s home.

The young man, apparently a homeless man in the area, intercepts the old man and attacks him with a knife. He tortures him and beheads him as soon as he dies.. Immediately, Graf left the house with the screenwriter’s head in his arms. As if the protagonist of Bringing the Head of Alfredo Garcia, he jumps the fence in the backyard and enters the neighbor’s house.

Graf is now preparing to assault a 69-year-old retired doctor named Morley Engelson, a character who has nothing to do with Lees history. Robert’s neighbor is the next stop on the killer’s raid.

Engelson is on the phone, more accurately, she’s booking a plane with Southwest Airlines. He wants to go on vacation to San Jose. But their conversation is interrupted when Graff is seen and attacked from behind by a fireplace poker. then to top it, Stabbed him with some kitchen knives he found somewhere. The killer leaves Liz’s head in the room.

The phone is still working. This causes the Southwest Airlines agent on the other end of the line to hear everything going on at Ingleson’s house and quickly contact the police. Meanwhile, Graf escapes with the victim’s Mercedes-Benz… and without the screenwriter’s head.

It didn’t take long for the police to find the culprit..

During a visit to Engelson’s home, investigators discovered a head not on his neighbor’s bed. Writer’s friend Helen ColtonHe found his partner’s headless body covered in blankets. That was five hours after Graf was killed. Helen went to pick up not so they could go to the Academy event in Beverly Hills together.

Police still don’t know who the culprit was at the time, but it wasn’t long before Graf was sent to the front. The day after the two murders were committed, the 27-year-old showed up at the door of Paramount Pictures studios and began to act choppy. He spoke to himself and shouted at passing cars.

Kevin Lee Graf was 27 years old when he killed Liz and his neighbor.

Kevin Lee Graf was 27 years old when he killed Liz and his neighbor.

The security guard was able to identify him from a photo that the Los Angeles Police Department showed on TV. Yes, the famous “wanted” pictures. Graf was then held in place – far from the door – and later arrested. He was carrying a Bible and a box of mace.

Third: the decision

After being questioned about what he had done, Graf admitted that a man on the street had given him methamphetamine and ecstasy the day before the attacks and that he apparently killed the two men while under the influence. At first, he declared that he did not remember anything of what had happened.

Four years later, under a plea bargain, the killer pleaded guilty to ten counts of the Lees and Ingleson murders, two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances along with eight other counts. Which included torture, mutilation, theft and penetration of something strange.

On February 26, 2008, Graf received two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole..

In addition to the prison term, the killer was ordered to pay $9,900 in restitution and court fees, including $700 in funeral expenses to Liz’s family that were donated to the college scholarship fund.

Graff’s lawyers wrote in an official document that their client had “severe mental illness consistent with bipolar disorder with psychotic features or schizoaffective disorder.”

When Graff pronounced the sentence at the beginning of this note, nearly a dozen of Lees’ family and friends, including his son, were listening. They heard Kevin tell the Supreme Court that he was not a violent person and that what he did was “just pointless… pointless.” “I can say sorry, but sorry is not enough.” At that time killer.

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