Blueprint For a Murder

Blueprint For a Murder
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr
Genres Crime, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bill Kurtis Actor ("American Justice") 1 1000001
Jonathan Towers Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Ed Hersh Executive Producer (A&E) 174 3000002
Meagan Walker-Sorensen Producer supervising producer 3 3000003
Laura Fleury Producer supervising producer(A&E) 3 3000004
Neil Laird Producer n/a 3 3000005
Alex Flaster Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Niel Laird Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Barbara Pritchard Story By story editor 120779 4000002
Lisa Stepan Hackett Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Gino Bruno Camera n/a 120798 6000001
Bill Donald Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Meej Adad Editor off-line editor 172 7000001
John Schlauch On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000002
Chris Ussery Music n/a 120781 8000001
Drew Weir Audio audio mix 120810 14000001
Alfred Carroll Audio field audio 120810 14000002
Art Jaso Audio field audio 120810 14000003
John Mason Motion Control n/a 121053 19000001
Brian Kohler Motion Control n/a 121053 19000002
Nick DiNapoli Animator title animation 483 23000001
Sheila Brosnan Archival Footage archivist 120984 26000001
William Hennessy Other courtroom artist 120795 26000002
Documentary about three brutal murders and the controversial landmark court ruling they generated. On March 3, 1992, an intruder broke into a quiet suburban home in Silver Springs, Maryland, and murdered a mother, her crippled child and his nurse. The victims' family pointed to the ex-husband, who was found to be in contact with an ex-con. A search warrant turned up a book called "Hit Man," published by Paladin Press. The two men were convicted of triple murder, but the victims' families felt Paladin Press should also be prosecuted for aiding and abetting the crime. In 1997, the 4th Circuit Court of Richmond, Virginia, decided the case was strong enough to be tried in a court of law. A few days before the trial, Paladin's insurance company pressed them to settle out of court. Paladin agreed to pay $5 million to the victims' families, and to take "Hit Man" out of publication.