In 1981, Wisconsin woman Lawrencia Ann “Bambi” Bembenek, also known as Laurie, allegedly killed her then-husband’s ex-wife. Despite circumstantial evidence, Milwaukee law enforcement arrested and charged Bembenek with the murder of Christine Schultz, a mother of two. Prosecutors cited jealousy as Bembenek’s motive for murder, and the courts found her guilty. Bembenek’s husband, Detective Elfred Schultz, was a Milwaukee officer, and he left the force - and town - after his wife’s conviction.
Bembenek served 10 years of a life sentence before escaping from prison and heading to Canada with her fiancé. Authorities eventually caught Bembenek, and she struck a deal to dismiss her conviction. Bembenek continued to maintain her innocence until her death in 2010 at the age of 52. Bembenek's high-profile prison escape made her a media sensation in the early '90s, and “Bambi” became a Milwaukee folk hero.
Christine Schultz Was Murdered While Her Children Slept Mere Feet Away
Laurie Bembenek Was Charged With The Murder
Bembenek Allegedly Threatened To Kill Christine Previously
Bembenek 'Somewhat Fit' The Description Of The Killer
Fred Left Town As Soon As Bambi Was Convicted
Bembenek Felt Like Her Husband Was Paying Too Much Child Support