I remember reporting on this crime after it happened. A beautiful 30-year-old Ukrainian model named Iana Kasian was tortured, mutilated, and murdered by her boyfriend, a comic book writer, movie director, and son of a Canadian real estate tycoon named Blake Leibel. What earned the case our attentions here was the fact that, among the atrocities committed by Leibel (and not to glorify them or the sick bastard who committed them) was exsanguination. He drained her of her blood, in addition to scalping her and cutting pieces off her body WHILE SHE WAS STILL ALIVE. She lived for EIGHT HOURS while these things were done to her. It’s hard to contemplate.
The crime was said by prosecutors to have followed the script of one of Leibel’s graphic novels. In reality only one segment of the comic resembled what happened to Kasian, but who knows if the sicko had this in mind when he was committing his crimes. A jury just found Leibel guilty of first-degree murder, torture, and aggravated mayhem. He will be sentenced on June 26th and could receive a sentence of life in prison without parole. Here’s hoping he gets it—along with a big burly cellmate of John Holmes-ian proportions who has been feeling lonely for some time.