Juliana Redding, an aspiring model and actress who died years ago, may have been killed by a female debt collector nicknamed “James Bond" and hired as “muscle."
The 21-year-old was strangled in 2008, but just-released court documents claim the attack was driven by a failed business deal between her father and an ex-boyfriend.
The ex is believed to be Lebanese physician and businessman Munir Uwaydah.
After her father pulled out of a pharmaceutical deal on doubts of Uwaydah’s legitimacy, the latter allegedly "dispatched" Kelly Soo Park to "confront" Julianna Redding.
Prosecutors allege that Park, officially his real estate broker and financial assistant, was nicknamed “James Bond,” and served as Uwaydah’s “debt collector.”
Reading between the lines, she often intimidated business partners of Uwaydah’s in at least two previous incidents involving her then-boyfriend, racecar driver Ronnie Case.
One incident involved intimidating a bank manager over an investment scheme, another a horse breeding business and $350,000 collection, CBS News reports.
Uwaydah has since fled the country and is believed to be living in Lebanon.
Another source says he allegedly only hired Park to “intimidate and threaten” Redding, not to murder her, while Park has been tied to the murder scene via “forensic evidence."
She has pleaded not guilty and awaits a pretrial conference next week.
Even crazier, Kelly Soo Park has been reportedly been accompanied at court appearances by her fiance, retired Oxnard Police Commander Thomas Chronister.
More details to follow as this complex story develops.