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You might say he was Runnin’ with the Devil.
A British Columbia man previously known in Ontario for successfully impersonating David Lee Roth, the lead singer of Van Halen, and was in the middle of a love triangle that turned deadly, is facing numerous child sex charges dating back to 2006.
According to the Salmon Arm Observer, David Kuntz-Angel appeared in court on July 4 where a publication ban was put in place. A warrant for his arrest was issued on June 23 and his mug shot was featured on Crimestoppers.
Kuntz-Angel, 52, had outstanding warrants for invitation to sexual touching a person under 14 in Chilliwack in 2006, and invitation to sexual touching under 16 in Chilliwack and Hope from 2008.
There’s a long list of charges he’s currently facing, including touching a young person for a sexual purpose in Chilliwack in 2013, sexual assault in Vernon in 2014, sexual assault in Chilliwack and Hope in August 2016, and “procuring” in Vernon in November 2016.
He’s also accused of assault in Vernon on Oct. 1, 2016, assault causing bodily harm in Chilliwack on Dec. 15, 2016, and uttering threats in Chilliwack on Jan. 1, 2017.
But it’s his past exploits and questionable lifestyle while living in Ontario that have made headlines years ago.
The Brantford Expositor reported Kuntz-Angel, who was living in Cambridge at the time, was stopped for speeding by Ontario Provincial Police on May 23, 2008. He told officers he was having an allergic reaction to nuts and that he was David Lee Roth.
He was sent immediately to a Brantford hospital where he would recover hours later. That evening, he was seen partying in a Brantford club and identified himself as Roth while posing for pictures.
A Cambridge high school buddy who was involved in the local music scene and didn’t want his name used would occasionally bump into Kuntz-Angel — a drummer in a rock band called Majesty. He didn’t mince words about the man who was often mistaken for the Van Halen rocker.
“He’s never changed. He was always hustling and scamming. I think he’s a sociopath. He’s got a talent for finding people who are gullible.”
As a 23-year-old living with girlfriend Kimberly Blinkhorn in 1988, he told his brother that he was going to marry another woman, Rowena Parsons.
Blinkhorn, 27 at the time, found out and killed Parsons by stabbing her 70 times with an eight-inch carving knife right in front of Kuntz-Angel’s and Parsons’ three-year-old daughter.
Kuntz-Angel was not charged.
Blinkhorn pleaded insanity at her Toronto trial in September 1988. She accused Kuntz-Angel of controlling her and telling her to kill Parsons, even though Blinkhorn had satanic books in their home.
Kuntz-Angel testified that he had told Blinkhorn he had sold his soul but didn’t expect to be taken seriously.
“It’s just an expression — you sold your soul to rock ‘n’ roll,” Kuntz-Angel told the court.
Parsons mother testified in Blinkhorn’s defence, saying Kuntz-Angel was a “liar, a con artist, a scam,” who once brought a satanic bible into her home and said his “desire in life was to control people.”
But Kuntz-Angel testified he lied to Blinkhorn about loving her and had just used her as a source of money for his band. He also testified he had nothing to do with satanism.
Blinkhorn said that Kuntz-Angel told her her “job” was to kill Parsons.
Blinkhorn was found not guilty of Parsons’ murder by reason of insanity and sentenced to secure custody in a mental hospital.
– With files from Brantford Expositor
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