Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Stalker Kills Actress Rebecca Shaeffer

Robert John Bardo was obsessed with sitcom star Rebecca Schaeffer, but when he saw a movie where she slept with another man, he decided she’d become “another Hollywood whore.” On the morning of July 18, 1989, Bardo went to Schaeffer’s Hollywood apartment and rang the buzzer. When Shaeffer told him to leave, he did, but only to come back and shoot her in the chest.

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