Detective Arrested Re: 23 Year Old Murder
Detective Stephanie Lazarus, 49, is accused of killing Sherri Rasmussen in her condominium in 1986 the wife of her former boyfriend John Ruetten. Lazarus was on the police force for 2 years at the time of the murder.
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Let us have fun, it was so long ago that a lighter sentence should be considered. She has been an exemplary police officer so she should get a lighter sentence. I really would LOVE to be wrong on this one. Please?!?
I see no mention of suspention paid or unpaid, hmm.
06/10/09 06:22 AM
Police detective held in 23-year-old murder
LOS ANGELES (AP)—A police detective with more than two decades on the force was taken to court Tuesday to face a capital murder charge alleging that she killed an ex-boyfriend’s wife 23 years ago.
Detective Stephanie Lazarus, 49, is accused of killing Sherri Rasmussen in her condominium in 1986, when Lazarus had been on the police force for two years. She was arrested last week after colleagues in the homicide unit examined the cold case and made what they say was a DNA match.
Police officials have said Lazarus was not a suspect in 1986 because detectives believed that two robbers who had attacked another woman in the same neighborhood were to blame. However, the case file did mention Lazarus because she had previously dated the victim’s husband, John Ruetten.