A COMIC book writer accused of murdering and mutilating his model girlfriend had written a graphic novel with chilling parallels to the killing.
Blake Leibel, 36, has been charged with scalping Iana Kasian, ripping parts of her face off and draining her of all her blood in “Hollywood’s most brutal murder”.
Just six years before the young mum was found dead, Leibel published a disturbing novel featuring images of naked women being decapitated and hung from the ceiling.
The novel, called Syndrome, revolves around a psychopathic serial killer who gets sexual pleasure from torturing and killing women.
The publisher and associated writers are not involved in the case in any way.
In one upsetting scene, the fictional serial killer says: “They kill, we kill. In the end we all become monsters.”
These chilling words are accompanied by images of a bloodied hand and a stomach being slashed with a knife.
The lead character appears to have an “obsession” with headline-grabbing brutality.
When asked he felt anything for his victims as they suffered, the fictional killer responded: “Nope I felt like coming, you should try it.”
Leibel, 36, the son of wealthy Canadian real estate tycoon and Olympic sailor Lorne Leibel, could face the death penalty if he is convicted over Iana’s brutal murder.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Iana, 30, who is originally from the Ukraine and moved to LA in 2014, was found dead next to the couple’s baby daughter in a West Hollywood apartment in May 2016.
An autopsy found she was tortured for eight agonising hours before she died from her injuries.