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Slain Monte Sereno Millionaire Lavished Money On Prostitute, Documents Say

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Police on the scene of a homicide and home invasion robbery in Monte Sereno on November 30, 2012. (CBS)

Police on the scene of a homicide and home invasion robbery in Monte Sereno on November 30, 2012. (CBS)

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MONTE SERENO (KCBS) – Investigators believe a millionaire murdered in his Monte Sereno home had paid as much as $30,000 to a prostitute who is one of the defendants charged with conspiring to kill him.

Court documents suggest Katrina Fritz was impregnated by Raveesh Kumra and had terminated the pregnancy before the November 2012 slaying, for which she is facing charges of being an accessory to murder.

“Miss Fritz would stay at Mr. Kumra’s house, and she would have had specific knowledge of all the entry points, specifically the entry point that was used by the murderers that night,” said Deputy District Attorney Kevin Smith.

Witnesses have indicated Kumra had told Fritz he was running out of money and could not afford the baby she was carrying, Smith said.

Prosecutors allege that Fritz also helped another defendant in the case, her brother DeAngelo Austin, evade police in the weeks after the murder.

“He was found in car rented by her for him to drive around in when he was a parolee at large wanted in this murder,” Smith said.

Fritz’s attorney, Ken Mandel, declined to comment on the prosecutors filings this week. But Mandel said the 33-year-old Pittsburg woman is anxious to be released from jail so that she can care for her 7-year-old son and another brother who is developmentally disabled.

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