Stompanato inquest

April 11, 1958
Los Angeles

The Mirror published excerpts of the coroner’s inquest in the death of Johnny Stompanato. Several crucial paragraphs about the stabbing are, unfortunately, illegible in my scan of the first runover page. I’ll try to get a lighter image soon. It is evident that, just as Stompanto’s brother, Carmine, alleged, there was some delay in contacting medical personnel and a further delay in dealing with the dispatcher. Lana Turner’s account of her relationship with Stompanto makes him sound brutal and ugly.   



Aha! I found the account of the stabbing in another Mirror story:


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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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