Hitman for Hire?

Patrick Graber,Kobe Bryant Case

The strange saga of the Kobe Bryant rape case takes a strange turn leading to an arrest.

Police arrested 31 year-old Patrick Graber Thursday for allegedly proposing to kill the woman accusing the NBA star of rape.

Authorities say Graber will be charged with multiple felonies ... including 4 counts of solicitation to commit murder.

The Swiss bodybuilder, who claims mob ties, allegedly proposed Bryant an offer that would have paid him $1 million immediately and $2 million after the murder.