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The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Reminds Audiences Of Murderer’s San Diego Origins

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'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' Reminds Audiences Of Murderer's San Diego Origins


Karla Peterson, columnist, The San Diego Union-Tribune


The first episode of the mini-series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" debuted on FX network Wednesday night. The series will no doubt revive interest in one of San Diego's most curious and tragic chapters — the 1997 cross-country murder spree of Andrew Cunanan.

There's a lot of material to mine in the story — Cunanan's rich-boy persona at La Jolla's Bishop's school, his status in San Diego's '90s gay scene and ultimately his deadly focus on fashion designer Gianni Versace.

San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Karla Peterson wrote about the series in her most recent column.

Peterson joins Midday Edition Thursday to discuss Cunanan's San Diego roots and what she thought of the series.

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