Michael Victor Lane, 37, sells himself as a motivation speaker and spiritual healer. On November 14th, he motivated 44-year-old Ginger Candela to death. Didn't even try to heal her. In fact, did everything in his power to see that she stayed dead and undiscovered. Lane told investigators that they had been having a meditation session involving him compressing Candela’s carotid arteries to help her achieve a state of deeper meditation. At some point during the session, he decided to kill her. So he whacked her over the head several times with a frying pan and strangled her with an electrical cord. Lane made a quick trip to Home depot where he used a gift card belonging to Candela to purchase a 96-gallon trash can, bleach, a tarp and a hatchet. He returned to the home and cut her body in half with a handsaw before putting it in a trash can with a cinder blocks and bleach.
Lane, a British national who had been living in Candela's home since the beginning of November, stuck around and lived in the Las Vegas house for two weeks with the ghastly garbage can in the garage. Before moving on, he added bags of concrete to the bleach and took off for California in her car where he checked into a hotel under Candela’s name and using her credit card. Candela’s body was discovered on November 30th and Lane was discovered at the California hotel on December 3rd.
Michael Lane is facing one count each of murder and robbery with a deadly weapon, as well as one count of grand larceny auto. In a separate incident, Lane is charged with using Candela’s vehicle in an attack on a transsexual male. Ten days after Candela’s death he allegedly solicited the man for sex on Craigslist. An argument ensued and Lane attempted to run over the man. Authorities are concerned that Lane, who also uses the name Chae Saville, may may have befriended and defrauded numerous women in Las Vega, Portland, Ore., and San Diego.
The bastard even took her dog. Candela’s family has been unable to find her Chihuahua named Gi Gi. Lane may have given the dog to an unknown woman he met on the Las Vegas strip.