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'Fatal Trust' true story of Harold Shipman

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"Fatal Trust" is a movie based on the true story of serial killer Dr. Harold Shipman. The mystery thriller first aired on Lifetime during the December 2006 season. It was advertised as a movie "inspired by terrifying true events." It is directed by Philippe Gagnon and written by Andrew Hilton. The cast stars Amy Jo Johnson, Paul Popwich and David Haydn-Jones, according to the Radio Times.

"Fatal Trust" synopsis/plot

When a woman returns to her hometown to begin a new life, she takes on a job as an assistant at the office of Dr. Lucas, a trustworthy doctor in the community. But, when an old man starts to warn her about the doctor, she starts to suspect that Dr. Lucas, whom she has grown to trust, just might be the person responsible for the deaths of several elderly patients around town.

The true story that inspired the tv movie involved the murder case of Harold Shipman. According to 2000 court records, Dr. Harold Shipman murdered several patients over the course of several years. In 2004, he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 15 life sentences, according to the BBC News. He was found hanging in his prison cell in 2004.

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