Claralyn ''Cricket'' Balazs, told investigators Lake believed in witches and often described himself as a "pagan."
"Leonard has always been involved with witches and paganism," she told police. "I remember when I first met him, we went to the Witches Ball., in Oakland." She said Lake had a "sacrificial sword," and a "tree meant more to him, in my opinion, than a human life."
Balazs, added that "I never saw any rituals of. you know, death and killing - but there were religious-type rituals of worshiping the goddess...."