"Deadly Friends," is a 2003 true-story movie based on the murder of heiress Nancy Eaton aka Nancy Alice Edward Eaton by family friend Andrew Leyshon-Hughes. "Deadly Friends" aka "The Life and Death of Nancy Eaton" is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises and directed by Jerry Ciccoritti. It is based on the book "A Question of Guilt" by William Scoular and Vivien Green. It stars Alice Krige, Brendan Fletch and Jessica Pare.
"Deadly Friends" synopsis: When a young woman's childhood friend shows signs of mental instability, the woman's mother warns her to end her relationship with her close friend. Not wanting to abandon him, she continues to allow her male friend to stay in her apartment. Until one day, tragedy strikes.
"Deadly Friends" is inspired by the stabbing death and rape of 23-year-old Nancy Eaton, a descendant of the founder of Eaton's department stores. The murder happened in Canada in 1985. Her childhood friend Andrew Leyshon-Hughes stabbed her to death in her apartment in Toronto. The 17-year-old killer was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was released from a mental hospital and back into society in 2005.