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Murder trial of Rockefeller impostor begins in US

 Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, center, with his attorney Bradford Bailey, left arrives for opening statements in his trial, in Los Angeles Criminal C...
 Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, listens during opening statements in his trial, in Los Angeles Criminal Court on Monday, March 18, 2013. A prosecutor ...
 Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, left, with his attorney, Jeffrey Denner, right, during the opening statements in his trial, in Los Angeles Criminal Co...

Rockefeller Mystery

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, center, with his attorney Bradford Bailey, left arrives for opening statements in his trial, in Los Angeles Criminal C...

Rockefeller Mystery

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, listens during opening statements in his trial, in Los Angeles Criminal Court on Monday, March 18, 2013. A prosecutor ...

Rockefeller Mystery

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, left, with his attorney, Jeffrey Denner, right, during the opening statements in his trial, in Los Angeles Criminal Co...

Jurors in the U.S. murder trial of a German immigrant and Rockefeller impostor have heard a witness describe digging for a swimming pool and finding a bag of human remains.
The heavy equipment operator said Tuesday the 1994 discovery led him to call police.
Defendant Christian Gerhartsreiter has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutor Habib Balian has said he will prove a cold-case murder allegation against Gerhartsreiter, who spent years moving through U.S. society under a series of aliases, including as a member of the ultra-rich Rockefeller family.
The prosecution has offered no suggestion of a motive for the 1985 killing in California of John Sohus.