Overland said the said the relationship between Lazarus and Ruetten was not one-sided. They were college friends who later became lovers, and their sexual relationship lasted about a year. She became close to his family and thought they had a future together.
But he chose Rasmussen and a short time before their wedding, Lazarus appealed to Ruetten to meet with her, Overland said. He came to her home and the meeting ended with them having sex, the lawyer said.
"He told Stephanie Lazarus he was moving on with his life," the attorney said.
The former detective has been in custody since 2009.
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