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Ex-Detective Found Guilty in Cold-Case Murder
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/08/2012 | LINDA DEUTSCH

Posted on 03/09/2012 1:02:04 AM PST by nickcarraway

A quarter century after a woman's murder, jurors took little more than a day to decide Thursday the killer was a former Los Angeles police detective who was finally unmasked by her DNA and history of obsessive love for her victim's husband.

Stephanie Lazarus was impassive as she heard the first-degree murder verdict. Her long-ago lover, John Ruetten, watched grimly in the courtroom with the family of his slain wife.

Lazarus, 51, was linked to the case by a cold case team examining DNA swabs taken from a bite mark on the arm of victim Sherri Rasmussen.

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1 posted on 03/09/2012 1:02:09 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Uh yeah.... guilty AND crazy!

2 posted on 03/09/2012 2:07:04 AM PST by Bullish
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To: Bullish

Yep. She has that Pelosi look.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 2:15:27 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing good ever came from hanging out with an ex Sex Pistol.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 2:35:22 AM PST by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Nah, she looks perfectly sane compared with Pelosi.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 3:55:26 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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