Friday, April 24, 2015

Stephanie Lazarus Criminal Appeal - Oral Arguments Set

Stephanie Lazarus prison intake photo.

I just received notice that oral arguments for Stephanie Lazarus' appeal for her conviction of first degree felony murder in the death of Sherri Rae Rasmussen have been set for Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM. The appeal will be heard by the California Courts of Appeal, Second District, Division Three.

Lazarus was convicted of Sherri's murder on March 8, 2012. She was sentenced on May 11, 2012 to 27 years to life.

Oral arguments will be heard at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Ca.  If you plan on attending the oral arguments, understand that no electronic equipment is allowed inside the court. However, during the Spector appeal, Harriet Ryan with the Los Angeles Times petitioned the court to use her laptop to cover the proceedings. That request was granted.

Lazarus' appeal was fully briefed on December 10, 2013. Once the California Courts of Appeal rules on her case, then the wrongful death suit filed by Nels and Loretta Rasmussen can move forward to trial.