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Title
Weapon used to kill Stompanato
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1958
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00013020
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 6886
CARL0000018017
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/8899
Subject
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

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