He confronted her at her home, angry at her for having starred in a sex scene in the film Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills and thus having "lost her innocence". The prosecutor for the state was Marcia Clark, who later became famous as a lead prosecutor in the O. Simpson trial, though she made her name in the legal profession with her prosecution of Bardo.He visited her at her apartment and told her he was a big fan. Bardo also carried around a copy of The Catcher in the Rye with him when he murdered Schaeffer.
Aftermath Partly as a result of Bardo's actions and his means of obtaining Schaeffer's address, the US federal government passed the Driver's Privacy Protection Act which prohibits state Departments of Motor Vehicles from releasing the home addresses of state residents On July 27, 2007, Bardo, age 37, was stabbed 11 times on his way to breakfast in the maximum-security unit at Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County, California. He was treated at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and returned to prison, officials said.
The suspect in the attack is another convict serving 82-years-to-life for second-degree murder.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The man convicted of stalking and killing actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989 was stabbed repeatedly by another inmate in the prison where he is serving a life sentence, corrections officials said.
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Bardo grew up in Tucson, Arizona, the youngest of seven children and the son of a former Air Force non-commissioned officer and a Japanese national.
Prior to locking his sights onto Schaeffer, Bardo was fixated with pop stars Madonna, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson.
Having previously stalked child peace activist Samantha Smith before her death in a 1985 plane crash, Bardo turned his attention to Schaeffer in 1986; among his methods were attempts to gain access to the set of the CBS TV series My Sister Sam, in which Schaeffer was then starring.
Ultimately, he obtained her home address via a detective agency, which in turn had obtained it from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.