Thursday, March 08, 2012

Los Angeles Police Detective Stephanie Lazarus Found Guilty of Murder - Murdered a woman 26 years ago in a love triangle gone bad

LAPD detective found guilty of killing romantic rival in 1986
Stephanie Lazarus is emotionless as she is convicted of beating and shooting the wife of a man who had spurned her. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck issues extraordinary apology to the victim's family.
Photo: Former Los Angeles Police Det. Stephanie Lazarus, with her attorney Mark Overland, left, was convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal beating and shooting of Sherri Rasmussen, 29, on Feb. 24, 1986. Three months before the attack, Rasmussen had married John Ruetten, who had dated Lazarus casually for a few years.

LOS ANGELES, CA - A jury found former Los Angeles Police Det. Stephanie Lazarus guilty of murdering the wife of a man who had spurned her, bringing an end to a remarkable case in which a new generation of the LAPD redeemed the failures of a past one.

On Thursday, after little more than a day of deliberation, the panel of eight women and four men concluded that Lazarus brutally beat and then shot Sherri Rasmussen three times in the chest on Feb. 24, 1986. Three months before the attack, Rasmussen, a 29-year-old hospital nursing director, had married John Ruetten, who dated Lazarus casually for a few years leading up to the wedding.

The verdict broke a tense silence in a cramped downtown Los Angeles courtroom full of the victim's family, relatives of Lazarus and journalists.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

26 years later they're still looking into this? Any excuse to catch a cop and get on the news, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but who shot biggy n tupac

Anonymous said...

I voted for Ron Paul today!

Anonymous said...

Accidentally on purpose.

Anonymous said...

What are they supposed to do, just let it go? These are some good policemen here finishing off this case after all this time.

Anonymous said...

It's a murder you moron

Anonymous said...

The bitch should have come to Chimpcongo and asked Rosie O'Donnell for a date!

Anonymous said...

murder happens... i was mad.

Anonymous said...

That pussy will make you do crazy things.

Stay SINGLE!!! said...

CRAZY ASS BITCHES!

That's all I have to say.

MC Foodstamp and DJ Welfare Check said...

Anon at 21:39 a crip shot jewpac and some banjo lip nigger shot the notorious f-a-t.

I Voted For Obama said...

L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck voted got Obama, then asked him if he would teach him to apologize for non-sensible events.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I voted for Ron Paul today!

March 8, 2012 9:40 PM
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Wow, a vote for Rue Paul. Done anything else stupid today?

Anonymous said...

Man she is very unattractive!

9:10pm..??? Since when do we stop investigating murders at a given point?

You are way off on this one!!!

Mark12A said...

It was all Bush's fault.

Anonymous said...

railroaded

Anonymous said...

I voted for Ron Paul today!

March 8, 2012 9:40 PM
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Wow, a vote for Rue Paul. Done anything else stupid today?

IF YOU DONT SUPPORT RON PAUL YOU ARE NOT A REPUBLICAN.

Anonymous said...

White trash (with a badge) at its finest!
See ya in 25 years, Stephanie! And try
not to bite anybody while you rot.

Anonymous said...

I'm supporting Santorum. I think our next President should be a closeted gay man.