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'Stay The Night' true story of Jimmie Sue Finger Gambrel-Michael Carl Kettman

based on a murder in Georgia

"Stay The Night" is a true-story movie based on the case of Michael Carl Kettman Jr. and his lover Jimmie Sue Finger. The fact-based crime drama debuted on ABC in April 1992. All the real names and real locations were used in the television movie. (Cast: Jayne Alexander, Morgan Weisser and Barbara Hershey as the sultry Jimmie Sue Finger, according to the New York Times.)

"Stay The Night" synopsis/plot

When Jimmie Sue, a beautiful older woman, sets her sights on a teenage boy, the two become lovers. The small town of Kennesaw, GA, has a lot to talk about as rumors fly around about the ongoing affair. But, when Jimmie Sue's husband ends up dead and her boy toy is arrested for the murder, Jimmie Sue lives under a cloud of suspicion as police suspect that she was the mastermind behind the murder.

"Stay The Night" was based on the case of a Georgia woman who was arrested for 1986 murder of her husband Terry Lee Finger. Cobb County court records show that Jimmie Sue Finger enticed her teen lover Michael Carl Kettman to murder her husband.

Michael Carl Kettman Jr. and Jimmie Sue Finger Gambrel were convicted of murder and placed in a Georgia correctional facility.

You can find updates in the case at the Movies Based On True Stories Archives.

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