N.Y. socialite's killer is extradited to Calif.

March 22, 2001|By LOS ANGELES TIMES

LOS ANGELES - A 25-year- old con artist convicted with his mother of killing his wealthy New York landlady has been extradited to Los Angeles to stand trial on charges that he killed a business associate three years ago, authorities said yesterday.

Kenneth Kimes, who had been fighting extradition, and his mother, Sante Kimes, 65, are accused of killing David Kazdin, 63. Police believe that Kazdin was killed after he learned that the Kimeses had forged his name on a loan. They allegedly took $200,000 from the loan account.

Sante Kimes' extradition has been delayed in part because of health problems.

The Kimeses were convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Irene Silverman, 82, a wealthy New York socialite who disappeared three weeks after renting a $6,000-a-month apartment in her mansion to Kenneth Kimes. Her body was never found.

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