Murdered mother Mei Haskell reportedly informed buddies for years that she needed to divorce the husband now charged with chopping her up — however feared his highly effective Hollywood agent dad would guarantee she misplaced custody of their three youngsters.
Mates told the Daily Mail that the 27-year-old mother had for a minimum of 4 years mentioned her needs to depart abusive Samuel Haskell IV, whom they described as “bizarre” and with the “similar creepy vibe” as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
“Mei first introduced up a divorce after I was getting one in 2019,” a good friend solely recognized as Jenny informed the outlet.
“I informed her she might do it, however she simply felt like she couldn’t danger shedding her boys,” she stated of their sons aged 6, eight and 12.
“She was afraid that her husband would take away the youngsters with the assistance of his very wealthy and influential father,” Jenny stated of her good friend who “felt trapped.”
“She stated it wasn’t taking place — that there was no means she might break up.”
The good friend believes Mei’s divorce need could also be behind her grisly homicide, which her husband — the son of former William Morris Company government vice chairman Samuel Haskell III — is now charged with, together with these of her still-missing dad and mom.
“Perhaps she introduced it up once more, after which he snapped,” Jenny stated, whereas claiming Mei informed her her husband had been bodily abusive.
“She informed me that he had damage her. He had hit her.”
Jenny additionally claimed Mei informed her that her husband didn’t get alongside together with her mom, YanXiang Wang, 64, and her father Gaoshan Li, 72, who moved into their Tarzana house about 5 years in the past to assist take care of the couple’s three kids.
“She stated he was impolite to them and ignored them. That they made him really feel offended,” Jenny claimed.
“They couldn’t converse English, however he made no effort to work together with them.”
Authorities imagine Haskell chopped up his spouse in his house after which employed day laborers to get rid of three rubbish baggage filled with the odious proof, which prosecutors say weighed about 50 kilos every.
The employees returned the luggage and their $500 cost after they opened them and noticed their grizzly contents — not believing his claims that they had been filled with rocks.
“I began seeing physique elements, a stomach button,” one of many staff told NBC4 in Spanish.
He was arrested after a lady’s torso was present in a dumpster at a mall about 5 miles from their house.
Police are nonetheless trying to find the stays of Wang and Li, whilst Haskell is charged with their slayings.
Deputy District Legal professional Beth Silverman had stated there was proof he had slaughtered them of their house, including, “I don’t want a physique to cost a homicide.”
Mates have described Haskell as being “paranoid” previous to his arrest, and stated he as soon as pulled a machete on a childhood good friend.
“Trying again now, he clearly preferred knives or sharp issues,” the good friend told Fox News Digital.
Mei’s buddies additionally described Haskell as “bizarre.”
“He would make these sudden strikes along with his arms and simply blurt issues out,” one good friend informed the Mail.
“After I first met him, I instantly considered Jeffrey Dahmer — that very same creepy vibe,” the good friend stated. “He would stroll actually quick along with his head down, not often lookup and by no means make eye contact.”
Haskell was beforehand charged with two counts of assault with a lethal weapon. He pleaded no contest to battery and was positioned on three years’ probation in 2010, according to the Los Angeles Times.
He has now pleaded not responsible to a few particular circumstances homicide counts and is being held with out bail.
His and Mei’s three sons, in the meantime, are within the custody of his married dad and mom.
His Hollywood exec dad has but to touch upon the case, and has not responded to messages.