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25 Mysterious Celebrity Deaths

Mysterious Celebrity Deaths Johnny Stompanato On April 4, 1958, underworld bodyguard Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death outside the Beverly Hills home of his girlfriend actress Lana Turner. While Cheryl Craine, Turner's then teenage daughter, claimed that she stabbed "Handsome Harry" while defending her mother, skeptics have argued that it was in fact Turner who killed Stompanato, only to place the blame on her daughter who she knew would face minimal consequences.

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Cheryl Crane Johnny Stompanato | Cheryl Crane | Photos 3 | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

April 4 – Cheryl Crane, daughter of actress Lana Turner, fatally stabs her mother's gangster lover Johnny Stompanato (the stabbing is eventually ruled as self-defense). Stompanato with Lana Turner

Cheryl Crane is the only child of actress Lana Turner. At age 14, Cheryl Crane stabbed her mother's boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death: the killing was ruled a justifiable homicide. Cheryl revealed that she was a lesbian to her mother, who accepted the news well. Turner said she regarded Cheryl's partner, Jocelyn "Josh" LeRoy, "as a second daughter". Crane lives in the Palm Springs, California, area, where she works as a real-estate agent with LeRoy, her partner of 37 years (as of 2013).

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