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Lana Turner testifying at the murder trial of her daughter, Cheryl Crane, who she watched knife Johnny Stompanato to death. Although she testified for 62 minutes, when the Deputy District Attorney showed her the knife she could not look at it.


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).

Lana Turner. Born Julia Jean Turner. In 1958, her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Turner's lover Johnny Stompanato to death. She died of throat cancer in1995 aged 74.


Actress Lana Turner and daughter Cheryl Crane, who seven years after this photo was taken, had a fatal run-in with her mother's gangster boyfriend.


Lana Turner and her daughter, Cheryl Crane - In 1958 when Cheryl was 14 she stabbed her mother's lover Johnny Stompanato to death - the killing was ruled justifiable homicide.