A Killing in a Small Town (1990)

Genres - Drama, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Courtroom Drama, Crime Drama  |   Release Date - May 22, 1990 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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To escape from the boredom of her small-town life, Sunday School teacher Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey) engages in an affair with a fellow churchgoer. When his wife Peggy learns about the relationship, she attacks Candy with an axe; after a struggle, Candy kills Peggy, hitting her 41 times with the axe. In the resulting trial, her plea of self-defense is examined. This TV-movie is based on a true story.

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murder-trial, axe, extramarital-affair, self-defense, wife, killing, small-town, Sunday-school, psychology