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'Fight For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story' true story of Richard Mark Ellard

based on real Alabama murder case

"Fight For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story" is a true-story movie that is based on the kidnapping and beating of Nancy Conn Mcreary and the murder of her cousin Charlotte Parks, according to the Movies Based On True Stories Archives/Database. All the real names were used in the movie. The true-crime drama is directed by Bradford May and written by Carmen Culver. The cast stars include Doug Savant, Ann Wedgeworth and Marilu Henner as the tenacious Nancy Conn, according to the New York Times.

"Fight For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story" synopsis/plot

Nancy Conn is terrified when she is contacted by the parole board warning her that the man who abducted her and murdered her cousin is up for parole.

The true story that inspired the movie involved Nancy Conn McCreary and her cousin Charlotte Parks. According to court records, Richard Mark Ellard abducted Nancy Conn and Charlotte Parks and took them to a remote location where they were beaten. Charlotte Ross did not survive her injuries. The case happened in 1971 in Alabama.

Richard Mark Ellard was eventually arrested and convicted for the abduction and murder in both Alabama and Georgia.

The movie now airs on Lifetime Movie Network.

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