Death outside a love triangle
A Caesars Palace cocktail waitress named Rosalie looked so good in a dress, she caught the attention and affection of both Marvin Krause -- a supervisor at the casino -- and Frank LaPena -- a bellman at the Hacienda resort. When Krause's wife Hilda showed up dead, LaPena was accused of organizing the hit, but always swore he was innocent.
"I think he's done 17 years in maximum prison," says Goodman. "He's gotten out on several occasions, winning appeals." At one point, LaPena was in Mexico and learned the Nevada Supreme Court overturned his appeal. "He could have kept on going south or stayed in Mexico. They would've never gotten him back here." But LaPena kept insisting he was innocent and returned to Las Vegas. "He went to the police station and knocked on the door at 10 o'clock at night and said 'I hear you're looking for me.' They said, 'Who are you?' He said 'Frank LaPena. I hear the Supreme Court reversed my case and I have to go back to the maximum.' They said. 'We don't have anything. Come back tomorrow morning.' So Frank went home, got a good night's sleep, came back the next day, and went to max."