Valley Celebrity Hairstylist Was ‘Brutally Murdered’ by Man His Wife Was Having Affair With; Both Charged: LAPD

Hayes said that was connected to Fabio Sementilli’s life insurance; Monica Sementelli was the direct beneficiary of the $1.6 million policy. The victim’s Porsche 911 was found about 5 miles from the Sementilli home the night he was found killed; private surveillance video showed a person leaving the car, Eisenberg said. Fabio and Monica Sementilli are shown in a photo he posted to his Facebook page in August 2016. The suspects were in an “intimate relationship” for about 1 1/2 years, during which time the victim and Monica Sementilli remained married and living together, police said. Check back for updates on this developing story. 34.165357

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Man Found Dead at Woodland Hills Home Had Facial Trauma, Significant Blood Loss, Police Say executive, had stab wounds to his neck and upper torso when he was found by his daughter about 5 p.m. The suspects are being held without bail. on the porch of his home in the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road. Prosecutors have filed a special circumstances allegation accusing the pair of seeking financial gain through the killing. DNA evidence connected Baker to the killing, police said. Monica Sementilli was not involved in the “actual physical act” of the killing but was “directly involved” in planning the homicide and “orchestrated things,”  police Capt. He was “brutally murdered,” said LAPD chief of detectives Justin Eisenberg, who also called it a “particularly vicious murder.”
The Los Angeles Police Department’s high-profile Robbery-Homicide Division assumed the investigation in March. He’s believed to be an associate of Baker, Hayes said. When asked how they met each other, Hayes said they both belonged to the LA Fitness gym in Woodland Hills. Fabio Sementilli, a Coty Inc. Monica Sementilli, 45, and Robert Baker, 55, of Canoga Park were arrested Wednesday, when multiple search warrants were also served, LAPD officials said Friday. Fabio Sementilli, 49, was discovered in a pool of blood behind his Woodland Hills home on Jan. Baker has a 1993 conviction out of Long Beach for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and is a registered sex offender, Hayes said. Detectives found two individuals wearing hoodies had “jogged” up to the Sementilli home about 45 minutes before the victim’s body was found; one of those people is still at large and the other is believed to be Baker, police said. Monica Sementilli and Robert Baker are shown on a poster displayed at an LAPD news conference on June 16, 2017. 23. William Hayes said. He wore a hoodie pulled tight to his face. The person still being sought is described only as about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with a stocky build. (Credit: KTLA)
The wife of a celebrity hairstylist who was found dead in his backyard in January has been arrested on suspicion of killing him with the help of a man she was having an affair with, Los Angeles police said Friday. They have both been charged with murder and will be arraigned Friday afternoon.