A few months ago I received an email from a lady (Traciy Curry-Reyes) telling
me about a movie that had been airing on A&E Lifetime Channel based pm Emily's murder case, so out of curiosity I checked
Well you cannot even begin to imagine my surprise when this proved
to be true. This was the first that our family had heard about any such movie having been made. Evidently the
movie had been aired several times on Lifetime under the title "The Killing Secret" and also under the name "The
After watching a clip of this movie, I realized that I had seen it
before, but hadn't connected it to Emily & Emilio's case. A lot of the details in the movie had been changed, but it was
based on the same concept....this was No Coincident, it really was based on their murder case.
The writers and directors of the movie had to change the details since
they couldn't use the actual ones due to the fact that they didn't have our family's permission.
This was really a total schock for our "family...to know that a movie
had been made based on Emily & Emilio's case and we weren't even aware of it. We weren't upset about it in
any way, but we would have preferred to have known so that they could have used the true facts in the movie.
If you have seen the movie before, and then find out that it was based
on Emily & Emilio's case and watch it again, you can see the similarities.
Traciy Curry-Reyes runs a discussion board about TV based movies that
are made from real life murder cases. You will be able to read below her words about this movie that she posted on the discussion
Since finding out about this movie I have seen it 3-4 times again,
so if it helps give Emily & Emilio's case some exposure, our family is glad that it was made and we would especially like
to thank Ms. Reyes for all that she has done to help make Emily & Emilio's case more publicly aware.
Please check it out and let us know what you think at our contact information
Thank You Very Much,
Theresa Yeary-Dontrich(Emily's Aunt)
Sheila Smith-Ramirez(Emily's Mother)
Elizabeth Garcia(Emily's Older Sister)