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True Crime Update: “Blue-Eyed Butcher”

By njules Thu., Jul. 12, 2012 ,11:10 am EDT

Blue-Eyed Butcher update Based on a true story, the Lifetime Original Movie, “Blue-Eyed Butcher” follows the story of Susan Wright (Susan Paxton stars), a beautiful young wife and mother of two who violently kills her husband, Jeff Wright, in their Houston home after years of alleged abuse.

In 2004, a jury convicted Susan Wright of first-degree murder and she was sentenced to 25 years in prison. When Wright re-appealed in 2008, two new witnesses came forward and told a new jury that they too were abused during their relationship with Jeff Wright. Their testimonies helped Susan get a new sentencing that only reduced her initial sentence by 5 years. She is now serving a 20-year sentence in Hobby Correctional Facility in Marlin, Texas and will not be eligible for parole until 2014.

We’ve got more true crime updates on the people featured in some of your favorite “ripped from the headlines” movies. Find out what happened after the verdict to headline makers like Danny Pelosi, Scott Peterson and Nancy Kissel by flipping through the gallery below and watch Sara Paxton as 'Susan Wright' in “Blue-Eyed Butcher” on Saturday, July 14 at 8/7c!

Photo Credit: Jack Zeman

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