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Trial of Stephanie Lazarus
Det. Stephanie Lazarus, a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, is accused of the 1986 bludgeoning and shooting death of Sherri Rasmussen, a woman who had married Lazarus' former boyfriend.

In a video frame grab from her interrogation in 2009, Stephanie Lazarus, left, is asked if she recalled hearing of the death of Sherri Rasmussen, right. View videos from the interrogation »
 

11:57 AM PST, March 8, 2012

Jury reaches verdict in ex-LAPD detective's murder trial

Court officials said the verdict would be read at 1:45 p.m. in the Los Angeles County courtroom of Judge Robert J. Perry.

Bail is set at $10 million for LAPD detective accused of murder

December 19, 2009

Bail set at $10 million for detective accused of murder

The amount is double what prosecutors had requested and far greater than what Stephanie Lazarus' attorneys had sought. A judge sees her as a near certain flight risk on a lower figure.

LAPD detective's heartache detailed in murder case

December 8, 2009

LAPD detective's heartache detailed in murder case

Friends and colleagues testify about how deeply upset she became after the man she loved broke up with her for another woman, whom she is accused of killing in 1986.

June 13, 2009

LAPD officer had said gun was stolen

The LAPD now believes Stephanie Lazarus ditched the weapon after using it to kill Sherri Rae Rasmussen in February of 1986.

June 10, 2009

Detective stalked slaying victim, father says

Nels Rasmussen says he told LAPD detectives in 1986 that a jealous ex-girlfriend had broken into his daughter's condo and told her 'If I can't have John, nobody can,' in the weeks before her slaying.

LAPD detective charged 23 years after being suggested as a suspect in slaying

June 9, 2009

LAPD detective charged 23 years after being suggested as a suspect in slaying

Sherri Rasmussen's father says he told police about an 'ex-girlfriend' who had 'threatened' his daughter in the months leading up to her killing. That allegation wasn't investigated until this year.

June 6, 2009

A colleague's arrest on suspicion of murder stuns the LAPD

Police allege veteran detective Stephanie Lazarus, 49, shot her ex-boyfriend's wife in 1986, then harbored the secret for more than two decades.

Parents of Slain Nurse Seek Help in Finding Killer

November 24, 1987

Parents of slain nurse seek help in finding killer

The parents of a hospital nurse shot to death in her Van Nuys condominium in 1986 held a news conference Monday to ask the public's help in finding their daughter's killer.

October 23, 1986

$10,000 reward offered for killers of nurse

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers of a prominent hospital nurse shot to death in her Van Nuys condominium earlier this year, police said.

February 26, 1986

Woman found slain in apartment identified

Police on Tuesday identified a woman found shot to death in her ransacked Van Nuys apartment Monday as Sherri Rae Rasmussen, 29.

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