"Too Young To Die" is a true story movie that was loosely inspired by the case of teen killer Attina Cannaday (sometimes spelled Cannady) and her adult lover David Gray. The two were convicted for the murder of Air Force Sergeant Ronald Wojcik. The fact-based drama debuted on NBC as a tv movie of the week, according to The Chicago Tribune. The movie, which changed the real names to Amanda Sue Bradley and Billy Canton, now airs on Lifetime Movie Network.
"Too Young To Die" tells the gripping tale of a sexually abused teen who falls in love with a much older man. The deadly duo go on a crime spree that ends in the kidnapping and murder of an innocent man. The 15-year-old Amanda Sue Bradley is sentenced to death for her role in the crime. The movie stars Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis.
The real story made national headlines in 1982 when a young runaway girl and her older boyfriend murdered a U.S. Sergeant. According to court records, Sergeant Ronald Wojcik, 26, was kidnapped and murdered. Wojcik's girlfriend was also kidnapped. The real crime took place in Mississippi. Attina Marie Cannaday and David Randolph Gray were originally sentenced to death for the murder. Attina Cannaday aka Attina Cannady, who was just 16 years old at the time, had her sentence changed to life in prison in 1984 but was later released in 2008. David Gray had his death sentence reversed due to his rights being violated. He is still incarcerated in a Mississippi correctional facility.