The alleged killer of Angela "Angie" Kukawski appeared in court on Wednesday for the first time since his arrest for the gruesome murder of his girlfriend, who once worked as a business manager for the Kardashians and Jenners.
Represented by public deputy defender Juan Perez, 49-year-old Jason Barker showed up at the Van Nuys West Court House in California looking eerily stoic and unemotional.
The accused criminal wore a bright yellow T-shirt, blue trousers and a face mask. He stood behind a glass screen and stared blankly ahead, speaking only to confirm his name and be read his rights.
According to The Sun, which obtained the haunting images, Perez made a note of an apparent medical order, which was handed to Judge David Yaroslavsky.
Further details were not made available.
The Los Angeles and Simi Valley Police Departments had been searching for the celebrity business manager since Dec. 22 as part of a missing-person investigation.
Barker was then arrested and taken into custody on Dec. 29. His bail was set at $3.07 million.
The L.A. County District Attorney's office later filed murder charges in the case, as the Ventura County Coroner confirmed the death and ruled that the cause was a homicide.
"Detectives believe that Barker killed the victim inside their Sherman Oaks residence, placed her inside her vehicle, and drove to Simi Valley," the LAPD said in a statement.
According to the D.A., Kukawski's murder was both intentional and sinister. The D.A. also claims that it was a particularly vile execution, as it involved a knife and "the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose."
After the tragedy made headlines, Kim & Ko. released a joint statement that read as follows:
"Angela was truly the best. She cared about everyone [sic] 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."
Kukawski worked at a high-profile celebrity management firm called Boulevard Management located in Woodland Hills. Aside from the Kardashian/Jenner family, she had also worked with Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Offset and the estate of Tupac Shakur over the years.
One of her colleagues, Todd Bozick, said he and the other members of the firm were "saddened and heartbroken by the loss."
"Angie was a kind, wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her," he lamented. "Our deepest condolences go out to all of Angie's family and friends."