Who Is Melanie McGuire and Where Is The ‘Suitcase Killer’ Now?

new movie of lifetime The Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story Explores the shocking death of Bill McGuire on April 28, 2004.

Bill McGuire’s body was found around the Chesapeake Bay near Virginia Beach, Virginia, his corpse was shot and then dismembered, and was placed in three separate suitcases that were found in May 2004. were found in. He was 39 years old.

The true crime drama stars Candice King in the role of Melanie McGuire, and here’s everything you need to know about her and her role on the case.

Who is Melanie McGuire?

Candice King as Melanie McGuire in “The Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story,” which traces the actual death of Bill McGuire to 2004.
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Melanie McGuire was the wife of the victim Bill, who was charged with her murder and dubbed the “suitcase killer” when the case went to trial.

The pair lived in Woodbridge, New Jersey, where Bill worked at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and McGuire was a fertility clinic nurse in Morristown.

They shared two children together, but their marriage was not a happy one as McGuire married Dr. Bradley Miller, who was at the time a fellow at the clinic he worked for at Fox News.

McGuire and Miller began their relationship in 2002 while pregnant with their second child, and their relationship continued until June 2005 when she was accused of murdering her husband.

During her trial, Miller contested McGuire’s innocence, testifying that he had called her on April 28 to say that she was going to tell her husband that she was going to close the deal on a new home. The latter wants a divorce, ABC News reported.

She then called Miller the next morning, and he said “she was upset” and told them about the fight they had.

According to CBS News, McGuire testified that during their argument her husband became violent and threatened to take away their children before leaving the house.

The publication reported that two days after Bill left, McGuire filed for a restraining order so he could not unexpectedly have his children, and he filed for divorce three weeks after his disappearance.

He later told police that he believed he went to Atlantic City to gamble because he had a penchant for doing so.

Police searched Bill’s car in Atlantic City, and when they obtained surveillance footage, they found that McGuire had used the highway toll twice to get to the location, and according to ABC News, he has tried to drop the charges. had tried.

They also discovered a bottle of sedative chloral hydrate and two syringes in Bill’s car, which they discovered at a pharmacy near their children’s daycare, and learned that McGuire had bought a gun 48 hours before her husband went missing. .

ABC News also reported that other evidence included McGuire’s alleged Internet search history, which included “undetectable poison” among others.

Police also discovered small pieces of Bill’s meat, which officers described as “human sawdust” inside McGuire’s home, which they believed McGuire killed her husband. .

On June 2, 2005, McGuire was charged with first-degree murder, of which he pleaded not guilty, and he granted bail.

He was later charged with other crimes, including giving perjury and desecrating human remains, for which he also pledged not to commit crimes. His trial began on March 5, 2007.

Where Is The ‘Suitcase Killer’ Now?

Melanie Mcguire
Melanie McGuire, born October 8, 1972, is an American former nurse who was convicted of murdering her husband on April 28, 2004, in what the media dubbed a “suitcase murder”. She was sentenced to life imprisonment on July 19, 2007, and is serving her sentence at the Edna Great Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, New Jersey. She will not be eligible for parole till she turns 100.
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On April 23, 2007, McGuire was found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder, perjury, desecration of human remains and possession of a weapon by unlawful means.

On July 19, 2007, she was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole until she turned 100.

In September 2020, McGuire participated in a rare interview with ABC News, in which she continued to claim her innocence for the crime.

Talking to ABC News’ Amy Roback 20/20, She said: “I’m doing this because a murderer is walking around. The killer is out and it’s not me.

“After all these years, I still feel sad. I’m still upset. Like, how could anyone think I did that?”

Custody of McGuire’s two sons was given to her husband’s sister, Cindy Ligosh, when he was convicted, and McGuire has not seen them since.

During his interview with ABC News, McGuire shared a message for his sons, saying: “Make up your mind. Don’t just accept what you’re being told on the surface. Dig, dig.”

The Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story airs Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET on the Lifetime Network.

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