"Murder Between Friends" is a true-story movie based on the baseball-bat murder of Janet Cannon Myers by Kerry Myers and William Fontanille. It first aired on NBC in 1994. The movie is directed by Waris Hussein and written by Philip Rosenberg. The "Murder Between Friends" cast includes: Stephen Lang, Martin Kemp and Timothy Busfield.
"Murder Between Friends" synopsis/plot
When a woman is savagely murdered in her home one evening, her husband and her husband's best friend are the prime suspects in this whodunit mystery.
The movie was advertised as "based on an actual event," according to the New York Times.
The true story on which the movie is based involves the Louisiana murder case of a housewife who was found dead in her home. According to court documents, Janet Myers was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat in her New Orleans home in 1984. Her husband Kerry Myers and his best friend William Fontanille were arrested and charged with the murder.
The case was thought to be a twisted love triangle gone wrong. Both suspects told police that they were fighting in the home and didn't notice the woman was dead. Kerry Myers and William Fontanille eventually blamed the murder on each other.
Kerry Myers was sentenced to life in prison and William Fontanille was sentenced to 21 years.
Joe Bosco's book "Blood Will Tell: A True Story Of Deadly Lust In New Orleans documents the entire case.