Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Death of a Cheerleader aka A Friend to Die For (true story)

The movie A Friend to Die aka Death of a Cheerleader For is based on the murder of Kirsten Costas.

Bernadette and Kirsten Costas Timeline

Bernadette Protti Found! 

Article about the movie

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Photo of the Real Stacy Lockwood aka Kirsten Costas

In the movie the victim's name was changed to Stacy Lockwood. Her real name was Kirsten Costas.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Update: New name

I just updated the Bernadette Protti found page with just one small detail since I am getting so many emails and comments about her new name.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Angela Delvecchio aka Bernadette Protti

Ok. Here is a photo of Bernadette Protti. Her name was changed to Angela Delvecchio in the movie Death of a Cheerleader.
Bernadette Protti
Bernadette Protti in court

Bernadette Protti headed to court

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Song by Marcy Playground

There is actually a song called Death of a Cheerleader by Marcy Playground. It is was inspired by this film.

Lyrics

"Death Of A Cheerleader"


She was so pretty, everyone said
The more so the pity
That she was found dead
And now the flag only flies at fifty percent
In the school yard where she once went
Push 'em back, push 'em back
Way back, way back
B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E

And the death of a cheerleader
Take me by surprise
How the death of a cheerleader
Can open eyes

Yellow carnations and roses galore
Were sent to the mother and
Placed by the door
And in the spot where her daughter had
Taken her life
Was a sweet sixteen photo
On homecoming night
Push 'em back, push 'em back
Way back, way back
B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E

And the death of a cheerleader
Takes me by surprise
How the death of a cheerleader
Can open eyes
And it's sad that she had to die
To open eyes

Nobody doubted her future was vast
Nobody noticed she grew up so fast
It's a shame that her future's a thing of the past
Tomorrow's the funeral you know
L-E-T-S-G-O

You can listen to it here. 

Whatever Happened to Kirsten Costas' Parents?

  Paul said...
I am glad Berit is doing fine, enjoying after the tragic death of her daughter. Bernadette Protti deserved a longer sentence in my opinion. I was outraged when I discovered that the murderess would not carry out her full term of nine years. Berit is looking much better and happy at last- totally diferent when in 1985. Berit looked very ill.



This is a photo of Berit Costas, the mother of Kirsten Costas.  Kirsten was stabbed to death by her classmate Bernadette Protti in Orinda, California. Sources say after her daughter's death she was never the same again. She and her husband, Art Costas, left Orinda, California many years ago. They now live in Hawaii. Berit Costas is the 2nd lady from the left in the purple dress.

Berit and Art Costas aka Arthur Costas leaving the courtroom. They say her mother was so frail and delicate at the trial.


Kirsten Costas murder scene: Orchard Road