Crazy. This lady killed an aspiring model and was paid to do so!
According to Mail Online
It is a murder mystery straight out of Hollywood – a young actress and model strangled to death allegedly by the female enforcer of a shady businessman who has fled the country.
This Monday, jury selection will begin in the long awaited murder trial of Kelly Soo Park, 47, who prosecutors in Southern California believe killed Juliana Redding, 21, with her bare hands in March 2008.
Prosecutors say that Park worked as ‘muscle’ – described as a James Bond-style figure for Dr. Munir Uwaydah, who sent her to ‘intimidate and threaten’ the aspiring actress at her Santa Monica apartment.
Redding, originally from Tucson, Arizona, appeared in low-budget films and also modeled for Maxim magazine and was found beaten to death in her home on March 17th, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney Office records.
Building their case, prosecutors claim that Uwaydah dated Redding and was also in the midst of planning a pharmaceutical business with her father, Greg Redding.
However, the plans for this fell apart five days before Juliana’s death according to the Los Angeles Times because Redding doubted his business partners legitimacy.
While Uwaydah has since left the United States following Redding’s death, he has not been charged in the murder.
Prosecutors allege though, that Park and her boyfriend worked as ‘debt collectors’ for the spinal surgeon and California businessman on at least two occasions
The doctor referred to Park as ‘James Bond,’ according to court documents – Park currently remains free on $3.5 million bail.
According to documents seen by the Los Angeles Times, Park was officially employed as Uwaydah’s real estate broker, but was paid hundreds of thousands of extra dollars to collect debts for him.
Court documents show prosecutors allege Park received a $250,000 payment from Uwaydah just weeks before Redding was killed
Investigators in the case have said that Park has been linked to the crime by DNA evidence found on Redding’s neck, however, defense attorney’s argue that the real killer is Redding’s boyfriend at the time, John Gilmore.
Gilmore was cleared as a suspect in the immediate aftermath of the murder, insisting that he had several people who could offer him an alibi according to CBS News.
‘They’re trying to point the finger at Gilmore, saying he had, at one time, allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend,’ ABC News legal analyst Dana Cole said.
The defense alleges that Gilmore’s assault of his fianceé Melissa Ayala casts doubt on the guilt of Park.
They allege that Ayala told a defense attorney that Gilmore choked her saying, ‘that he was going to make her feel what Juliana felt.
More and more people show their disregard for human life.