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All Details On Lifetime’s ‘Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story’

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Lifetime is back with another Ripped From The Headlines story, Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story. This movie is based on a shocking true story.

This movie stars Candice King (Vampire Diaries, Christmas In Tune), Michael Roark (The Young And The Restless, Beauty And The Beast), Jackson Hurst (Drop Dead Diva, Vampire Dad), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me!, Young Sheldon), Tristan Laurence (Miss Havisham Effect, Luke Cage), Nikki Garza (Lone Star Bull, Dynasty), David DeVries (Ozark, Psycho Sweet 16), and Jermaine Rivers (The Gifted, Dynasty).

Peter O’Brien wrote the script. Nicole L.Thompson makes her directorial debut in this Lifetime movie.

What Is Lifetime’s Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story About?

According to the Lifetime synopsis, Melanie McGuire (King) had it all. She was an exceptional fertility nurse. In addition, she was married to her ex-Navy husband Bill (Roark). Moreover, she doted on her two boys.

However, things dramatically change when she falls for Brad  (Hurst). Brad is a doctor at the clinic. The two get entangled in a very steamy affair. She is so obsessed with him that she does the unthinkable.

After drugging, then killing Bill, she does something absolutely horrific. She completely dismembers her dead husband. Then she puts the smaller body parts into three suitcases.

Next, Melanie throws the three suitcases into the Chesapeake Bay. She thinks that she is now free. But, it doesn’t exactly turn out that way. The three suitcases are found in Virginia Beach, washed up on the shore. This gruesome sight has horrified the police. Who could do such a thing?

Therefore, the police launch an investigation. Eventually, Melanie becomes the main suspect. Attorney general Patti Prezioso (Malick) leads the efforts to bring Melanie to justice.

Melanie is convicted. But, to this day, she still insists she is innocent.

Jackson Hurst-
Jackson Hurst-

When Can You Watch Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story?

The premiere of Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story is on Saturday, June 18, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime.

Don’t Miss Lifetime’s Dirty Little Secret 

Lifetime’s Ripped From The Headlines summer movies are kicking off with Dirty Little Secret. This movie, which is based on true events, stars Melissa Joan Hart (Dear Christmas, The Casagrandes), and Lizzie Boys (Nancy Drew, Firefly Lane).

According to IMDb, Joanna (Hart) is a highly functioning nurse. She seems very organized, very together and very normal. However, Joanna is a hoarder.

Joanna’s daughter Lucy (Boys), doesn’t live a normal life. She doesn’t want people to come to their home to see the truth. Instead, she plans on leaving for college and leaving this part of her life behind.

However, tragedy strikes. Now, Lucy cannot put her head in the sand. She needs to resolve this now. How does she resolve this problem?

This movie premieres on Saturday, June 11, at 8 p.m, Eastern, on Lifetime. In addition, they are airing it again right before Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story, on Saturday, June 18, at 6 p.m., Eastern.

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