Sunday, March 24, 2013
A Killer Among Us: True Story
Synopsis: A teenage girl goes undercover to find evidence for a cop after her mother is killed in broad daylight.
True Story: A Killer Among Us is a 2012 Lifetime movie that is "inspired by a true story."I have just a little information for you. It appears that the real story happened in California in the 1970's, and the daughter actually told this story to writer Katherine Fugate at a party in the nineties. Katherine could not forget the story, and she bought the rights to it in 2001 or maybe 2002.
The real girl, who is now an adult, saw the movie when it aired for the first time. She was very glad that her story was being portrayed. Remember in the movie, her real father was another man. Well, that man passed in the late 90's, and this is why she was so sad at the party when she was telling her story.
As for the detective in the case, he was very angry that this could happen to such a devoted mother in broad daylight. It happened outside of her pet store. Even more disturbing was the fact that her case was treated as an "ordinary murder."
Some people believe that this movie is based on the Elizabeth Decaro case, because there is a book with the same name. Perhaps it was inspired by that case, but I can't be sure. The Elizabeth Decaro story doesn't match this story in anyway in my opinion. Katherine Fugate was specific about her conversation with the real woman. The real daughter was 17 years old when it all happened. In the Decaro case she was only 14. The real case happened outside of the woman's pet store, and in the Decaro case she was found on the kitchen floor. I won't rule it out altogether, but my feeling is that it is not based on that case. I will continue to see what I can find so that we can confirm the basis. That's all I've got for now....
You can read what Katherine Fugate says in an interview here
Posted by Traciy Curry-Reyes at 12:46 PM