Millionaire guilty of hiring wife’s killer

first_img“I want you to know that I disclaim all relations to you,” he told his father in a prepared statement in court. “I will never be your son.” Nicholas Harvey, 25, of Port Hueneme was convicted earlier of stabbing Lynn Schockner on Nov. 8, 2004, and is serving a life prison term. Harvey told police in a taped interview played for jurors that he was offered $5,000 to kill the woman and stage a burglary. Prosecutors argued that Manfred Schockner paid Frankie Jaramillo to hire Harvey to carry out the killing and make it look like a burglary. His sentencing has been set for Oct. 10. LONG BEACH – A jury convicted a 67-year-old millionaire of hiring another man to kill his estranged wife for financial gain. The panel deliberated for 40 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Friday against Manfred Schockner in the 2004 stabbing death of 50-year-old Lynn Schockner in her Bixby Knolls home. Prosecutors claimed Schockner hatched a plot to kill his wife so he wouldn’t have to split the couple’s fortune. Police investigating a prowler call found her body on a backyard patio when she failed to return after going to get a key to open a locked gate. In the court’s public area was the couple’s 17-year-old son, Charlie, who said, “Yes!” when the verdict was read. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more