This is the shocking, true story of Laurie Bembenek, ex-cop, feminist, and former Playboy bunny, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Accused of killing her husbands ex-wife, "Babmi" mad headlines in People, Vanity fair, the New York Times and the Washington Post. The daughter of a cop, Laurie was an outstanding student in her police academy class. One on the force whe was horrifed by the police improprieties she encountered- cops having sex with prostitutes, and selling drugs and pornography and she was removed from the Milwaukee PoliceDept for a minor violationl After the murder occured, Lauries husband was granted immunity and his testimony worked against her and aided in her conviction. Defended by a lawyer who was later, disbarrred, Bambi was convicted on what the presiding judge call eht most circumstantial evidence he had ever seen. Readers step inside a womens prison and the justice system and realize the frightening truth: What happened to Bambi could happen to anyone. On the evening of July 15, 1990, after 8 years in prison, Lauri squirmed through an eight inch opening in a laundry room wall and with the aid of her 34 year old lover, fled to Canada. the hunt was on. but in no time, the bumper stickers and T-shirts with the legend Run Bambi Run appeared everywhere. To the people Bambi was fleeing injustice and they urged her on. On Oct 14, 1991 a Milwaukee judge ordered a secret investigation into the circumstances to see whether she had been framed. At this time, she is seeking refugee status in Canada, claiming she was persecuted in the US.
Shocking and amazing true story