Who said L.A. has a monopoly on wackiness?
Case #1: ♫♪ Rebbe Threw a Party in the County Jail ♪♪♫
In Lower Manhattan, former fugitive, Tuvia Stern, threw a rollicking jailhouse bar mitzvah for his son. He had 60 invited guests, live music & served kosher — on fine china with metal utensils, of course!
Case #2: Norman! What do you think you’re doing?
In another stunning betrayal of the LAPD badge is a case that seems lifted from a Michael Connelly novel. LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus has been charged with the 1986 murder of nurse Sherri Rae Rasmussen in Los Angeles.
After a 23 yr. search for the killer, Lazarus, now 49, was arrested on 6.5.2009, at Parker Center. Sherri Rae Rasmussen, at the time of her death (the DNA came from a bite mark) was newly-wed to a man named John Ruetten, once Stephanie Lazarus’ boyfriend.
The apparent centerpiece of homicidal jealousy, Ruetten must have been really something!