Frances Burt, a former Cumberland landlord, who was convicted of kidnap and arson, is telling her side of the story in a new book entitled "The TV Movie That Ruined My Life: Frances Burt: The Real Story." The book is written by Deborah Spector.
Frances Burt contacted Reyes on Saturday because she wants the final truth to be known about the events that became a Lifetime movie.
Burt's story made headlines all around the nation in 1993 when she was accused of kidnap after a woman was found locked in the basement at her Rhode Island home. After an investigation, Burt, who was once considered an upstanding and respectable citizen in the community, was eventually convicted of kidnap and arson, along with other charges, according to the Reading Eagle. The scandal that unfolded shocked neighbors, who later described the place as a "house of horrors."
Frances Burt was released on probation in 2001.
Frances Burt's son, Randy Burt, told his side of the story in a 2010 true-crime book "Fifth Commandment Atrocity." Burt calls her own son a liar and disagrees with everything that was portrayed in the 2004 Lifetime movie based on her life.
Frances encourages the public to buy her book, if they "want to read" the true story about the movie that "ruined" her life.
On Curry-Reyes' Facebook page, Burt goes on to state:
"A book is been written by a professional writer deborah spector who has going true all court documents and evidence wish support my innocent On 10/22/2013 will be in the market also in television Hope to achive the redemption that I truly deserve by having a new voice this book can help in any way I have videos picture movies recorted tapes letters any thing needed to prove my husband Walter and my innocent thank you."
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.