Son of Hollywood exec charged with murder of wife, in-laws

Son of Hollywood exec charged with murder of wife, in-lawsSon of Hollywood exec charged with murder of wife, in-laws
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Carl Samson
November 14, 2023
A Los Angeles man arrested in connection with a woman’s dismembered torso located in a dumpster has been charged for the murder of his wife and in-laws.
Catch up: Samuel Haskell, 35, was taken into custody shortly after a transient man discovered the torse near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Rubio Avenue in Encino on Nov. 8. Investigators believe the remains belong to his 37-year-old wife, Mei Li Haskell, who has been missing along with her parents, Gaoshan Li, 72, and Yanxiang Wang, 64.
New details: Prosecutors on Monday said one of the laborers hired by Haskell to dispose black trash bags from his home in Tarzana on Nov. 7 found body parts and called 911. The workers returned the bags to Haskell, but they were gone by the time police arrived.
Left to right: Mei Li Haskell, Yanxiang Wang and Gaoshan Li. via Los Angeles Police Department
On the same day, someone reportedly photographed Haskell putting a trash bag into the dumpster, which was roughly five miles from his residence. Following his arrest, police found evidence consistent with a killing and dismemberment in his home, which he shared with his wife, in-laws and three children.
Charges: Haskell, the son of veteran Hollywood talent agent and film producer Samuel Haskell III, was formally charged Monday with three counts of murder, enhanced with a special circumstance of multiple murders. However, authorities have yet to identify the remains recovered, and Mei Li Haskell and her in-laws are still considered missing.
Haskell remains held on a $2 million bail. If convicted, he faces a life imprisonment sentence without the possibility of parole.
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