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Johnny Stampanato's murder scene
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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The body of Johnny Stompanato lies in Lana Turner's all-pink bedroom after he was stabbed to death by the actress's daughter, Cheryl Crane. Turner says she couldn't believe what she was seeing. She thought Crane was just poking Stompanato with her finger, but a knife was buried in his abdomen. Crane then dropped the knife. Stompanato gasped, sighed and fell to the floor. Turner heard Stompanato choking and gurgling, but saw no wound until she pulled up his sweater. That is why Stompanato's sweater is pulled up in the photo.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 6886; HE-000-891 4x5
Stompanato, Johnny--Death and burial
Turner, Lana,--1921-1995--Homes and haunts
Dead persons--California--Beverly Hills
Murder victims--California--Beverly Hills
Murder--California--Beverly Hills
Police--California--Beverly Hills
Crime scenes--California--Beverly Hills
Interiors--California--Beverly Hills
Bedrooms--California--Beverly Hills
Dwellings--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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