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L.A. detective to provide dental evidence

July 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A veteran LAPD detective arrested on suspicion of killing her ex-boyfriend's wife more than two decades ago will have to provide teeth impressions.Stephanie Lazarus is accused of killing Sherri Rasmussen, who was bitten, beaten and shot in the couple's Van Nuys condo in 1986.

At a hearing Tuesday, prosecutors asked for and received permission to get dental impressions of the 49-year-old detective. Prosecutors say Rasmussen had a bite mark on her left inner forearm. They want to compare Lazarus' teeth to the wound.

Prosecutors say Lazarus's DNA profile matches a swab taken from the bite.

Lazarus is a 25-year veteran of the LAPD who worked primarily on art forgery cases. She was arrested last month by detectives who worked in the same building as her.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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