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Murder on Her Mind

Title Murder on Her Mind
Publisher Lifetime Movie Network
Date 2008
Summary "Movie version of the book, "Who Named the Knife" by Linda Spalding. It is about the case of Maryann Acker who was convicted in 1982 in Hawaii of committing a murder actually committed by her boyfriend. The State's only witness was her boyfriend, who testified she shot the man and that he wasn't promised anything in exchange for his testimony. However, after Acker was convicted and sentenced to life in prison the charges were dismissed against her boyfriend. 18 years later one of the jurors, Linda Spalding who was dismissedon the last day of testimony, came across the journals she kept during the case and had doubts about Acker's guilt. She began researching the case to write a book, and a lawyer she talked into looking into the case discovered that Acker's boyfriend had been promised immunity from prosecution for the crime in exchange for his testimony. When interviewed by Spalding he admitted he shot the man and lied at her trial. Based on the new evidence Acker filed a writ of habeas corpus, and in 2005 the Hawaiian Supreme Court overturned Acker's conviction."
Type Fact based drama
Media Film
Country US
Format Made for TV
1st Ed/Copyright
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Originally Published
Official Website
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Barnes & Noble
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Color/B&W Color
Based On Actual case
Available on Video/DVD?
Starring Annabeth Gish and Chandra West

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