The wife of a hair products mogul who was found stabbed to death in his Woodland Hills home in January was charged with capital murder Friday along with her boyfriend, the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday. The body of the year-old hairdresser was found in a pool of blood on the patio of his home on Jan. Initially, his death appeared to be the result of a home-invasion robbery. William Hayes. Monica Sementilli and Baker were charged Friday with capital murder with a special circumstance of murder for financial gain, making them eligible for the death penalty.
They are being held without bail. Hayes said on the day of the killing, two men were seen jogging up to the home before the slaying.
Wife of murdered hair stylist partied with her lover in Las Vegas
Additional DNA collected at the scene belonged to an unknown person who could not be found in state and national databases, Hayes said. Fabio Sementilli, who was born in Canada,was a vice president of education for the cosmetics giant Coty, according to Modern Salon magazine. Days before his death, Fabio Sementilli had posted a photograph of his hairstylist certification on Facebook in celebration of his 30 years of work in the field.
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Joseph Serna.Published: March 31, Monica and Fabio Sementilli. Cops allege she conspired with her lover to murder the beloved hairstylist. She and other family members wanted to attend the trial in Los Angeles for the grisly Jan. In JanuaryFabio was fatally stabbed in a broad daylight ambush on the patio of his Woodland Hills, Calif. Besides the anxiety of the looming trial, Mirella Sementilli and sister Loreta are also consumed with caring for their elderly mom, Maria, who is fighting for her life against a host of illnesses and medical problems.
Mirella visited her daughter and granddaughter just over two weeks ago, then had to self-isolate as a result.
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Related Posts. Top Stories. This Week's Flyers. Comments We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts.Published: February 19, The widow of famed Toronto hair stylist Fabio Sementilli is trying to get her murder charge tossed, the Toronto Sun has learned.
Monica Sementilli, 46, is charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. Cops allege Monica and her boytoy, Robert Louis Baker, plotted for months to kill the well-known king of high-priced coiffure. Now, she and her legal team want the charges kicked to the curb.
The accused killer seductress will be back in court Feb. A grand jury has already given the green light for a trial. Meanwhile, the Sun obtained a copy of the indictment against Monica Sementilli.
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We are using Facebook commenting. Visit our FAQ page for more information. Brad Hunter More from Brad Hunter. Comments Share your thoughts. Crime and Law Murder and Homicide. Related Posts. Top Stories. This Week's Flyers. Comments We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts.Published: February 28, Fabio Sementilli and his wife Monica.
Woman and Her Alleged Lover Indicted for Murder in Case of Slain Hairdresser
Shes accused of plotting his murder with her lover of 18 months. The reputed black widow accused of bumping off her famed hairdresser husband with the help of a boyfriend will be going to trial. Monica Sementilli, 46, was in a Los Angeles court Tuesday trying to get first-degree murder charges against her dismissed.
The former Toronto woman is accused of conspiring with Robert Lewis Baker, 55, of murdering Fabio Sementilli, 49, a legendary and beloved Toronto hair stylist.
Monica Sementilli and boyfriend Robert Baker. But a Los Angeles judge refused to dismiss the charges and her first-degree murder trial will go ahead. His teen daughter found his body. The couple were both from Toronto and had moved to the City of Angels a number of years ago for his work.
While originally considered a death penalty case, the prosecution has since taken the rocket ride to oblivion off the table. As for Monica Sementilli, despite her long marriage to Fabio, she remained somewhat of an enigma. Then she returned home. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, and please keep your comments relevant and respectful.
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Top Stories. This Week's Flyers. Comments We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts.A woman is accused of conspiring with her lover to kill her husband. The wife of a well-known hairdresser fatally stabbed in his Woodland Hills home has been indicted for murder. Police say the pair created an elaborate plan to kill Fabio Sementelli so that they could collect insurance money. The indictment says Monica and Robert, who met at a local gym, planned to live together once Fabio was dead.
It also says Monica gave Robert instructions on when the housekeeper and even her own daughter would be out of the home so that "there would be no witnesses. Police say Monica and Baker planned the murder. Baker called Monica over 17, times over the course of the year before the Fabio Sementelli, 50, was killed, according to the indictment for murder.Fabio Sementilli
In the I-Team's review of the documents Sementelli is believed to have changed security passwords on the family home security system and given them to Baker in order to track Fabio's movements in the home.
It is alleged Monica drove to a local store the day of the crime to establish an alibi. An unknown co-conspirator and Baker entered the home and attacked Sementelli from behind, according to the documents. The indictment says Baker cut his finger and went to the kitchen to wash off the victim's blood, leaving his own blood behind in the process. Monica is alleged to have waited for her youngest daughter to arrive home first and find her father's body.
Monica accepted a posthumous lifetime achievement award for Fabio, days before she and Robert would be arrested in June. The indictment shows between March 26 and March 28 of this year, Monica was posting photographs and statements of her alleged sadness over her husband's death while having sex with Robert in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Police say the co-conspirator believed to have helped kill Fabio has not been found. Monica Sementelli's attorney did not respond to calls seeking comment.
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Sementilli murder trial slated for July 7 in Los Angeles
He was unconscious and not breathing when authorities arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene, Preciado said. The vehicle had paper plates. Police later found the vehicleand the case remains under investigation. Sementilli, who was born in Canada, was a vice president of education for the cosmetics giant Coty Inc. Last week, Sementilli posted a photograph of his hairstylist certification on Facebook. It was the year anniversary of his first certification in the field, and he reminisced in the post about how his career started with optimism and a strong work ethic and how many people had helped him along the way.
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Monica and Fabio Sementilli on January 17, Fabio Sementilli was born in Toronto, Canada, on July 13, Fabio Sementilli had a surveillance system but, at the time of his murder, the main box was conveniently missing.
For months the detectives of the LAPD let people think that they believed Fabio was a victim of a break-in gone wrong. In reality the detectives believed that the crime scene was staged to look a burglary. Fabio wanted to be remembered for the many relationships he built and the way he made people feel in a positive light. An award-winning hairstylist, a celebrated beauty executive, and a larger-than-life iconic figure to all. Anyone who met Fabio would never forget that beautiful smile and infectious laugh, his charismatic personality and most of all his positive attitude and drive.
He was a mentor, a leader, and a role model to so many. He was a treasured friend and above all a family man… Fabio valued family and family came first! Beloved family member and friend to many all over the world. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 4th at am at St. Clare of Assisi Church located at St. Francis Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario. He has given us unconditional love and made all our lives an adventure. How lucky am I to have lived the greatest love story of all time?
A story that people only read about. A story that movies are made of. I apologize for not responding or reaching out to all of your wonderful comments… It was like therapy for me and made me feel better. I will continue to post now and again. My loves… The difference between an ordinary family and an extraordinary one was always you! Robert Louis Baker is a registered sex offender who served time in prison in B oth pleaded not guilty.
Robert Louis Baker chose to kill Fabio Sementilli not with a gun but with a knife. This is more than a killing for financial gain, the modus operandi reveals that behind this homicide there is a psychological motivation.
This is an emotional murder. Fabio Sementilli had a strong personality and was blooming day by day in Los Angeles. She used him to kill Fabio. At that time Monica was already conspiring with Robert Baker to kill him. Monica Sementilli in