"Lies Of The Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg" is a true story based on the murder of Bruce Kellogg. The real names were used in the film. The movie is told from the point of view of Laurie Kellogg, a woman who claims she was abused during her marriage. It first aired in January 1994 on ABC. (Starring Gregory Harrison and Jennie Garth)
The movie begins with the narration: "Tonight's film dramatizes events in the life of Laurie Kellogg and is based on court transcripts, personal interviews and published accounts." Told in flashbacks, "Lies Of The Heart" tells the story of Laurie, a beautiful wife and mother who convinces four teens to murder her husband, after enduring years of physical and emotional abuse.
The real murder happened in 1991. That's when police say a Pennsylvania woman convinced four teenagers to brutally murder her husband. According to court records, Malcolm Bruce Kellogg, 43, was ambushed while vacationing in a cottage at Cayuga Lake in New York.
The murder came to the attention of the New York State Police after neighbors notified them that a man was lying unconscious on his property. When police arrived at Vineyard Road in Romulus, they found the victim dead with a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Post Standard.
Police suspected that Laurie Kellogg, 27, was having an affair with one of the teens involved in the crime. She was later convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the murder. She has always maintained her innocence.
Today, Laurie Kellogg is still incarcerated.