8. Johnny Stompanato’s Stabbing
In 1957, Stompanato began a relationship with actress Lana Turner. The union was reportedly “stormy” and, by some accounts, abusive.
In 1958, Stompanato was stabbed to death in Turner’s home in Beverly Hills. Turner’s teenage daughter Cheryl Crane immediately confessed to the murder, claiming that she was defending her mother, who Stompanato had been violently attacking at the time.
Crane’s actions were ruled “justifiable homicide,” but many have speculated that Turner may have been the one who stabbed Stompanato and that Crane just took the blame for her mother.