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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A woman scorned

The latest in a great murder story from LA -- a 23-year-old cold case, a love triangle, a DNA-laden bite-mark and a police detective as the suspect:

Stephanie Lazarus, the Los Angeles Police Department detective accused of murdering the wife of a love interest, pined for the man and grew deeply upset when he did not return her affection, according to court testimony Tuesday.

Prosecutors allege that Lazarus, a 25-year LAPD veteran, beat and shot Sherri Rae Rasmussen to death in February 1986, three months after the woman married John Ruetten, whom Lazarus had dated shortly before.

| Sara Shepherd

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