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'Legacy Of Sin: The William Coit Story' true story of Jill Coit-Michael Backus

based on real black widow
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"Legacy Of Sin: The William Coit Story" is based on the Jill Coit-Michael Backus murder case, according to the Movies Based On True Stories Archives/Database. The movie was told from the perspective of Jill Lonita Billiot Coit's son William Coit Jr.

"Legacy Of Sin" debuted on Fox Channel in 1995 as a fact-based movie. The true-crime movie is based on a book by Stephen singular. It is directed by steven Schachter. Cast stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Meredith Salenger and Neil Patrick Harris, according to the New York Times.

"Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story" synopsis/plot

A son has flashbacks of his unstable childhood. The only good person in his life is his father William Coit. But when William Coit dies, he begins to suspect that his mother Jill Coit may have had something to do with his murder.

"Legacy Of Sin" was inspired by a black widow who killed her ninth husband in Colorado. According to police, Jill Coit and her lover Michael Backus killed her ninth husband Gerald 'Gerry' Boggs, 52. The murder happened in Steamboat Springs in 1993. Jill Coit is also suspected in the murder of her husband William Coit in Houston in 1972.

Jill Coit and Michael Backus were both convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.