Actress' killer stabbed in Calif. prison


The obsessed fan who murdered television actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989 has been stabbed repeatedly by a fellow inmate at a California prison, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

Robert John Bardo, 37, suffered 11 stab and puncture wounds on Friday at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California, about 110 miles (180 km) east of San Francisco.

Bardo, who is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment then returned to the prison, the Times quoted officials as saying.

The paper said the suspect was a 49-year-old killer, also serving a life term.

The death of 21-year-old Schaeffer, a star of "My Sister Sam," helped prompt anti-stalking laws. Bardo had been obsessed with her for years, and hired a private investigator to obtain her Los Angeles home address through the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

He shot her when she opened her door, and was arrested the next day. He was convicted and sentenced in 1991.