Samuel Haskell Jr, the son of a former Hollywood agent, is accused of killing his wife and taking her parents away. 

This happened not long after employees found a mutilated torso in a dumpster. Samuel Haskell is being jailed on $2 million bail following his detention on suspicion of murder. The police are still investigating the incident.

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Who is Samuel Haskell Jr.?

Samuel Haskell Jr. is the son of former powerful Hollywood agent Samuel Haskell Sr. He is accused of killing his wife and in-laws.

Mei (37), the accused’s wife, and her parents, Gaoshan Li (72) and YanXiang Wang (64), are among the victims of Samuel Haskell. Before they were listed as missing, they were last seen on November 6. It is said that on November 7, Haskell employed four workers to move several bulky black garbage bags.

In a Spanish interview with the local NBC affiliate KNBC, one of the employees stated, “We could tell they weren’t rocks when we picked up the bags.” The group was paid $500 to haul the bags 24 miles outside of downtown Los Angeles for disposal.

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According to reports, Samuel Haskell was spotted and captured on camera throwing a big garbage bag into a dumpster in the Encino neighborhood’s 16000 block of Ventura Boulevard. On November 11, the day the torso was found, he was taken into custody. Authorities believe Mei is the owner of the discovered torso.

Detective Gutierrez stated that the LAPD found disturbing evidence of a crime, including blood and unknown goods, during their investigation of the couple’s $2.5 million six-bedroom mansion.

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Samuel Haskell has a history of violent criminal activity, according to reports. According to court documents the Los Angeles Times was able to get, he was taken into custody and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon in 2008. After pleading not guilty to violence, Haskell Jr. was sentenced to three years of probation.

On December 8, 2023, Haskell is expected to be arraigned and will have to enter a plea to the charges about the recent incident.