Laverne Pavlinac

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: Oregon homemaker who in 1990 confessed to the murder of 23-year-old Taunja Bennett in order to escape an abusive relationship and spent five years in prison for the murder before it was proven that the murder was committed by serial killer Keith Jesperson, and whose story was told in the 1999 TV movie Happy Face Murders (Ann-Margaret played Pavlinac).

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart problems

 

Born: December 12, 1932

 

Died: March 4, 2003

 

Location: West Linn, Oregon