Los Angeles business manager for Nicki Minaj and the Kardashians ‘was tortured with a knife before he was murdered’

New graphic details have emerged about the murder of a business executive of Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, including how her boyfriend allegedly used a knife and gun to ‘torture’ her before beating her, stab and strangle him to death, then stuff his body. in the trunk of his car.

Police found Angela ‘Angie’ Kukawski, 55, dead in her car in Simi Valley, northwest of Los Angeles, on Dec. 23, a day after she went missing, police said in a statement.

Her 49-year-old boyfriend, Jason Barker, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with murder and torture, authorities and public records said.

Los Angeles business manager Angela Kukawski, who worked with the Kardashians, Nick Minaj and Kanye West, was tortured with a knife before police said her boyfriend murdered her last week (Picture: Guests by Kukawski, Khloe, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner)

Latest: Nicki Minaj, 39, took to social media on Wednesday with a memorial for Angela Kukawski, a Los Angeles business executive she worked with, after Kukawski, 55, was found dead in the trunk of her car last week.

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Nicki Minaj, 39, took to social media on Wednesday with a tribute to Kukawski, who handled the singer’s business affairs

Police arrested Kukawski's boyfriend Jason Barker, 49, on Tuesday, accused of torture and murder

Police arrested Kukawski’s boyfriend Jason Barker, 49, on Tuesday, accused of torture and murder

Kukawski died of acute, blunt-force injuries to the head and neck and strangulation, the Ventura County coroner said.

A criminal complaint from Los Angeles County prosecutors alleges that Barker also tortured her with a knife and a gun ‘with intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion , persuasion and with a sadistic aim, to inflict serious bodily harm”. .’

The Kardashian-Jenner family released a statement to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, mourning the death of Kukawski.

“Angela was truly the best,” they wrote. “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.

Detectives believe Barker killed Kukawski inside their home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, put her in his car, drove her to Simi Valley, parked her and left her at inside, authorities said.

Cardi B and Offset attend the game between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 27, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia

Offset paid tribute to Kukawaski on Instagram Stories

Rapper Offset, pictured with his wife Cardi B at a basketball game in Atlanta on December 27, left, took to Instagram to mourn his business manager

Barker was being held in jail on $3.07 million bail. He did not enter a plea or respond to the charges.

He must return to the municipal court of Van Nuys on January 12.

Kukawski, a mother of five who also went by the last name Castro, worked for the firm Boulevard Management and managed several high-profile clients during her career, including Minaj, Kardashian, rapper Offset and the estate of Tupac Shakur. , according to entertainment newspapers Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,” Todd Bozick of Boulevard Management said in a statement. “Angie was a kind and wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”

Detectives believe Barker killed Kukawski in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, then drove his body to Simi Valley

Detectives believe Barker killed Kukawski in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, then drove his body to Simi Valley

Minaj, one of Kukawski’s celebrity clients, took to social media on Wednesday to pay tribute to her manager.

“The hardest working, most reliable, kindest person you’ve ever known,” the Super Bass singer wrote. “You didn’t deserve this, Angela. My heart breaks for your children. Rest in peace.’

Offset also posted a message on his Instagram Stories, writing: ‘RIP Angie such a sweetheart you have helped me so much. I’ve spoken to you every week I’m in disbelief prayer (sic) SMH to your soul.

Mary H. Martino