"Murder Of Innocence" is a true story drama thriller based on the case of school shooter Laurie Dann. The movie, which first appeared on CBS as a Tuesday night movie of the week, now airs on the Lifetime channels. The drama thriller takes its inspiration from the books by Joel Kaplan and George Papajohn, according to The Internet Movie Database. The killer's name was changed to Laurie Wade in the movie. (Starring Valerie Bertinelli)
"Murder Of Innocence" is a gripping crime drama that follows the case of Laurie Wade, a mentally unstable woman who seeks happiness through her home life. When she marries the man of her dreams, she thinks life will be perfect, until her mental breakdown leads her into a life of crime, where she kills innocent kids during a school shooting rampage.
The movie is based on the story of Laurie Dann. Her story made headlines in 1988, when she gunned down five innocent children in the Winettka school shooting in Chicago. Laurie Dann, who often disguised herself in wigs, also held two other people hostage before ending her own life. The case drew national attention.
Police say, that Laurie Dann's life down-spiraled after she ceased taking her medications for her mental health issue. Problems in her marriage also resulted from her constant emotional break downs.
The case was covered extensively on "Nightline" and in "People's Magazine."