In the event you have a look at his movies, you may inform fairly shortly that small-time YouTube character Ash Armand is uncomfortably creepy, overtly sexual, and determined for fame. He parlayed that desperation right into a gig on a brief lived TV known as Gigolos, which aired on Showtime from 2011 to 2016. Sarcastically, his greatest brush with fame got here from someplace utterly completely different: murdering a mannequin in his Las Vegas rental in a drug-fueled rage.
It’s one of the disturbing true crime tales of latest reminiscence, if just for the brutality alone. Ash Armand, by the way in which, is a stage title. His actual title is Akshaya Kubiak. It’s straightforward to throw stones and name individuals “creepy,” however check out this man’s YouTube bio, which continues to be up regardless of the heinous nature of his crime.
“Welcome to my Channel, designed so you may ask me questions on sensuality, sexuality, health, diet and spirituality. I’m Ash Armand star of showtimes Gigolos sequence. My goal is to carry linked sexuality to the Primary Stream by making a database of instructional sexual materials. Look ahead to empowering you in your journey to sexual mastery.”
…What?! One among his movies apparently teaches individuals , you-know-what. It’s not even value mentioning explicitly, let’s simply say it’s not one thing any common human being could be involved with. The sufferer on this homicide, which occurred on July 16, 2020, is a girl named Herleen Kaur Dulai.
She was a 29-year-old mannequin with brown eyes and sparkly brown hair who graduated from Temple College. She had quite a bit going for her. She was fairly and sensible and in line with her pals she was in Vegas to get a grad diploma after getting a level in bio science in undergrad. She was additionally in search of a spot to belong. Her pal Amrita described her as “very stunning,” however that she spent most of her life “feeling misplaced.”
She discovered a secure haven within the health club. She misplaced 40 kilos in a month, and began a youth coaching program. She even turned a private coach. Ultimately, she caught the attention of Kubiak. He’s an imposing determine, and arduous to brush off. He had a buff physique and flowing black hair, and by all accounts he was a really good-looking man.
He used what God gave him to earn cash, charging as a lot as $800 for 2 hours, and $3,000 for an in a single day. Need to spent per week with him? That’ll be $25,000. It’s a little bit of some extent of competition whether or not Dulai was a consumer of Kubiak’s or not. Regardless, in a couple of weeks they had been speaking every single day and when from informal to intimate similar to that.
Kubiak is clearly an intense particular person. He was raised by wandering, bohemian dad and mom and educated in a spirituality that targeted on Tantra. He was additionally bodily abused as a baby, saying he was hit by his godfather and different adults “fairly harshly.”
He meditated, studied Qigong, and finally turned a therapeutic massage therapist. He additionally received into the mediation-through-psychedelics group, and repeatedly practiced martial arts. He appreciated to do mushrooms and go to raves, and finally he caught the attention of a person named Garren James, who based an escort service for girls.
That led to the Gigolos present and small time fame. The present modified him, although, his pals stated. He received insecure about his physique and began doing steroids, and he received large. He beloved the eye, and his ego blew up alongside along with his physique. His drug use additionally ballooned as nicely.
He misplaced his escort job however his Gigolo fame helped him get consideration on-line, one thing he coveted an increasing number of. This was the person that Dulai met. He was dwelling with an ex on the time, and on July 15, simply sooner or later earlier than he brutally murdered Dulai, he instructed his ex that Dulai had “some horrible darkish power round her.”
On the day of the homicide, Dulai went to Kubiak’s home to retrieve and dog-sit his chihuahua. Their relationship could not have been sexual on the time, however they had been nonetheless shut. Sooner or later, they determined to take mushrooms. They went into Kubiak’s bed room and prayed and watched Avatar by candlelight. Then he killed her.
The subsequent morning, there was blood in every single place, and Dulai was black and blue, and never respiration. Kubiak known as 911.
“It’ll sound insane as a result of it’s insane,” he stated. “I don’t know in case you’ve ever carried out mushrooms earlier than, however I used to be not on this actuality. I used to be in trans-different realities. After which I noticed the particular person subsequent to me.”
He instructed the dispatcher that “there was a wrestle” and that he “quickly” misplaced his thoughts. Clark County Hearth Captain Darren Lutes responded with three paramedics in tow, whereas Kubiak carried out CPR. He instructed the dispatcher that she had a historical past of most cancers and had a coronary heart assault.
When Lutes walked in, he knew no matter occurred was a far cry from a coronary heart assault. She was coated in candle wax, and her ear was bruised. There have been bloody handprints in every single place, and Dulai’s physique confirmed indicators of strangulation.
Lutes requested him how she received a black eye and her different accidents. “She attacked me, and I attacked her,” Kubiak stated. Later, he instructed Lutes “I did this,” and that he would give up when police got here. Murder detectives confirmed up after Dulai was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
There have been indicators of wrestle in every single place. There was blood contained in the washer, an indication that Kubiak could have tried to cowl up the crime. There have been additionally quite a few towels sopping with blood as nicely. Kubiak was unhurt, aside from a small minimize on his finger.
The complete spectrum of Dulai’s accidents didn’t come to mild till later. Her mouth was destroyed and her enamel had been shattered, and items of them had been present in her abdomen. Main organs like her mind and esophagus had been bleeding. Her neck was fractured, and he or she suffered a damaged rib.
The reason for dying was listed as “blunt pressure trauma with strangulation as a contributing issue.”
In courtroom, he stated that he “blacked out” and didn’t recall attacking her, however he knew she attacked him. He was charged with homicide, however took a deal and pleaded responsible to felony counts of manslaughter and mayhem. He was sentenced eight to twenty years in jail.