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Lana Turner at Johnny Stompanato's murder trial
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Lana, wearing a tailored gray suit, returns to her chair at the court table after her testimony, followed by her lawyer, Jerry Giesler. She was on the stand for an hour. She recounted her argument with Johnny Stompanato, when she opened the bedroom door for Cheryl Crane, how they came together so fast that she never saw the blade, and how Stompanato grabbed his abdomen, and fell on his back. She went on to describe how she and Dr. McDonald tried in vain to revive him.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 6886
Turner, Lana,--1921-1995
Crane, Cheryl--Trials, litigation, etc
Giesler, Jerry,--1886-1962
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-)
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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