Lana Turner with her daughter Cheryl Crane and attorney Jerry Giesler at the Johnny Stompanato murder trial

Lana Turner with her daughter Cheryl Crane and attorney Jerry Giesler at the Johnny Stompanato murder trial

Cheryl Crane Johnny Stompanato | The Daily Mirror - TV, movies, history, Los Angeles Times, police ...

Cheryl Crane Johnny Stompanato | The Daily Mirror - TV, movies, history, Los Angeles Times, police ...

My late father-in-law, Frank Bristow, who was the media spokesman for Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA for 24 years (he was the guy who announced to the press the successes and failures of NASA's unmanned lunar landings and the searches for life on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.) was also an LA Times reporter from 1950 -1960. Among his many assignments was this one,  the Lana Turner / Cheryl Crane / Johnny Stompanato murder scandal.

My late father-in-law, Frank Bristow, who was the media spokesman for Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA for 24 years (he was the guy who announced to the press the successes and failures of NASA's unmanned lunar landings and the searches for life on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.) was also an LA Times reporter from 1950 -1960. Among his many assignments was this one, the Lana Turner / Cheryl Crane / Johnny Stompanato murder scandal.

Johnny Stompanato lies dead in Lana Turner's bedroom - stabbed by Lana's daughter Cheryl Crane

Johnny Stompanato lies dead in Lana Turner's bedroom - stabbed by Lana's daughter Cheryl Crane

On April 4th, 1958 Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death in Lana Turner's Beverly Hills Home (730 N. Bedford Drive).   The assailant was Turner's teenage daughter Cheryl Crane.    Gangster Mickey Cohen paying his last respects.

On April 4th, 1958 Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death in Lana Turner's Beverly Hills Home (730 N. Bedford Drive). The assailant was Turner's teenage daughter Cheryl Crane. Gangster Mickey Cohen paying his last respects.

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