The drama surrounding the shooting death of singer Sam Cooke continued today (January 11, 1965), in Los Angeles.
One of the major suspects in the murder, Elisa Boyer, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department Vice Squad.
The singer was reportedly carrying about $7500 in cash that went missing during the night.
An enraged Sam Cooke went looking for Elisa Boyer, but instead encountered Bertha Franklin, the hotel manager of The Hacienda, who thought the singer was a robber.
Bertha Franklin was the woman who shot Sam Cooke several times during a confrontation, resulting in his death.
Waxfact: Both Elisa Boyer and Bertha Franklin took a lie detector test to prove they were telling the truth regarding the circumstances surrounding Sam Cooke’s death. Both women passed their tests.