The Cold Green Eye of Passion!

Stephanie Lazarus

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!