The Suitcase Killer, Melanie McGuire Story is based on a true story that happened in 2004 in New Jersey. Melanie, a local nurse, killed her husband William, a computer programmer, and put his body parts in a suitcase. She then took the suitcase to the Chesapeake Bay and dumped it there.
The TV movie came out on June 18, 2022. Candace King played Melanie McGuire in the movie. Here’s a look at what happened and what happened to the McGuires’ kids.
How Many Children Did Melanie McGuire Have With Husband William McGuire?
Melanie McGuire’s husband was William MacGuire, also known as “Bill.” She killed him and put his body parts in three suitcases before dumping them in the Chesapeake Bay.
Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story, which came out on Lifetime on June 18, 2022, is based on the real-life story of what happened. Nicole L. Thompson is in charge of the show. Candice King plays Melanie, and Michael Roark plays William.
The couple had two sons and lived in an apartment in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, when the murder happened on April 28, 2004. The older one was only four years old, while the younger one was only two.
On the day of the murder, Melanie first put her husband William to sleep with drugs, and then she shot and killed him. After that, the cruel woman cut his body into pieces, put them in a three-piece suitcase set, and threw them away.
Where Is Suitcase Killer Family Today?
Melanie McGuire was known as the “Suitcase Killer.” Her children were given to Cindy Ligosh, Bill’s sister. Since she was caught, the killer hasn’t seen her two sons.
To protect their privacy and keep the media from giving them unwanted attention, the names of the two boys were not published, and no other information about them was given out. It seems that the boys and their cousins still live with their aunt.
Melanie McGuire, the Suitcase Killer, gave a rare interview to Amy Robach of ABC News in September 2020. In the interview, she continued to say that she was innocent and asked her sons to look into the case and not believe what they were seeing.
William “Bill” McGuire was a husband and father of two. His wife cut up his body and put it in the Chesapeake Bay. (source: Imdb)
Why Did Melanie McGuires Kill Her Husband? Dr. Bradley Miller Affair Explained?
Melanie is said to have had an affair with Dr. Bradley Miller after the couple had been married for five years. This made things worse for the couple. Dr. Miller was a partner in a fertility clinic where Melanie worked as a nurse. Bill used to work at the New Jersey Institute of Technology as an IT programmer.
When Melanie was pregnant with their second child in 2002, the affair began. They were supposedly dating, and the fights between the married couple pushed the woman to do something so cruel and cruel.
On April 28, 2004, Melanie gave Bill drugs and then shot him with a gun she had brought a few days before. She then took his body apart, put the pieces in three suitcases, and dumped them. In May, the suitcases were found in the Chesapeake Bay.
Melanie was charged with first-degree murder after clues led police to her. Bill’s car, which was in Atlantic City, had a bottle of the sleep aid chloral hydrate and two syringes.
Later, the police found small bits of Bill’s flesh, which they called “human sawdust,” in Melanie’s house and decided that she had killed her husband. Melanie was found guilty of first-degree murder, perjury, desecration of human remains, and having illegal weapons after a trial about the murder charge.
She was sentenced to life in prison on July 19, 2007, and she won’t be able to get out until she’s 100 years old. Melanie still says she didn’t kill Bill and denies that she did.