CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2010 |
Melvin Lane Powers, a flamboyant real estate developer who was acquitted of murdering his aunt's multimillionaire husband in a sensational 1966 trial, has died. He was 68. Powers died Oct. 8 at his Houston home, his family announced. The cause of death has not been released. He became a household name in the 1960s after he was accused with his aunt, Candace Mossler, of the stabbing and bludgeon slaying of her husband, 69-year-old Jacques Mossler, in a luxurious Key Biscayne, Fla., apartment.