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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Cheryl Crane heard Johnny Stompanato threaten her mother, Lana Turner, as she stood in the hall near Turner's room. Crane ran down the stairs, not knowing why. She went into the kitchen and saw a butcher knife on the counter. In an attempt to help her mother she thought she would scare Johnny with the knife. It was a 14 inch knife with an 8 inch blade. Here, Sargeant Russell R. Peterson holds the knife which Crane later claims Stompanato walked right into when Turner opened the bedroom door to let her into.
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Crane, Cheryl--Trials, litigation, etc Stompanato, Johnny--Death and burial Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-) Knives--California--Los Angeles Police--California--Los Angeles Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Herald-Examiner Collection photographs