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Famous Los Angeles business manager’s boyfriend is on trial after he allegedly murdered her

Nicki Minaj and the Kardashians’ Los Angeles business manager boyfriend appears in court ‘for torturing his girlfriend with a knife before murdering her and then driving with her body in the trunk of his car’

  • Jason Barker, 49, appeared at the Van Nuys West courthouse on Wednesday after allegedly murdering his girlfriend
  • Barker’s girlfriend, Angela Kukawski, 55, was a business manager in Los Angeles for celebrity clients such as the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj.
  • He allegedly tortured Kukawski with a knife and a gun before murdering him and driving with his body in the back of a vehicle.
  • Kukawski’s body was found in the car’s truck in Simi Valley on December 23 after she had been reported missing a day earlier
  • Barker was arrested and taken to Van Nuys prison on December 28 for murder and torture.
  • He is expected to be indicted until February 23.










The boyfriend of a Los Angeles business executive of celebrities including Nicki Minaj and the Kardashians appeared in court on Wednesday after being charged with her murder.

Jason Barker, 49, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday for arraignment in the murder of his girlfriend Angela Kukawski, 55, who was found dead in the trunk of his car in suburban Simi Valley on December 23, just one day after she was reported missing.

Barker allegedly tortured Kukawski with a knife and gun before brutally murdering him and driving with his body in the back of the vehicle.

A Ventura County coroner reported that Kukawski died from acute, blunt-force injuries to the head and neck and strangulation, which they ruled a homicide.

Barker was arrested Dec. 28 and taken to Van Nuys Prison where he was charged with murder and torture and is being held on $3 million bail.

He appeared in court on Wednesday seated behind a glass screen, wearing a yellow jumpsuit and white face mask, and spoke only to confirm his identity and have his rights read. His next court appearance will be on February 23.

Jason Barker, 49, has been arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court for murder after allegedly killing his Los Angeles business manager girlfriend Angela Kukawski, 55, who was found dead in the trunk of her car December 23.

Barker allegedly tortured Kukawski with a knife and a gun before murdering her and stuffing her in the back of a car

Barker allegedly tortured Kukawski with a knife and a gun before murdering her and stuffing her in the back of a car

He appeared in court on Wednesday and spoke only to confirm his identity and have his rights read.  He is indicted until February 23.

He appeared in court on Wednesday and spoke only to confirm his identity and have his rights read. He is indicted until February 23.

Kukawski's body was reportedly found in the trunk of a car in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley, at the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue.

Kukawski’s body was reportedly found in the trunk of a car in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley, at the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue.

The mother of five worked at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills, which specializes in “financial management services for artists, athletes and high net worth individuals”, according to their site.

“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,” Boulevard Management’s Todd Bozick said in a statement to Variety.

“Angie was a kind and wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”

As a manager, she worked with celebrity clients such as the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj.

She had also worked with the Tupac Shukar Estate as well as Kanye West and OffSet.

Kukawski's famous former clients included the Kardashians who offered condolences to their late manager

Kukawski’s famous former clients included the Kardashians who offered condolences to their late manager

Kukawski also represented rapper Nicki Minaj

Minaj paid tribute to her former manager on social media

Rapper Nicki Minaj also paid tribute to her former manager on social media

Kukawski has also represented celebrities such as Kanye West (right) as well as Offset and the Tupac Shakur estate

Kukawski has also represented celebrities such as Kanye West (right) as well as Offset and the Tupac Shakur estate

“Angela was truly the best,” the Kardashian-Jenner family wrote in a statement to DailyMail.com. “She cared about all of us and made things happen that were impossible.

“She will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time.”

Minaj had also posted on social media to pay tribute to her manager.

“The hardest working, most reliable, sweetest person you will ever know,” Minaj wrote.

“You didn’t deserve this, Angela. My heart breaks for your children. Rest in peace.’

“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,” Boulevard Management’s Todd Bozick said in a statement to Variety.

“Angie was a kind and wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”

LAPD officers arrested Barker on December 28 for murder and torture

LAPD officers arrested Barker on December 28 for murder and torture

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