The TV movie Blue-Eyed Butcher tells the story of real life husband killer Susan Wright, who is portrayed by Sara Paxton. Susan was 26 years old when she stabbed her husband of six years, Jeff Wright, 193 times with two different knives, and then buried him in their suburban backyard. She confessed and claimed self-defensive as her husband had allegedly been physically and mentally abusive for years. Susan Wright was given a 25-year sentence for first-degree murder which in 2010 was cut to 20 years in prison.
Jeff Wright is portrayed by Justin Bruening. He’s known for his roles on Blood & Oil (Richard Ford), The Messengers (Leo Travers), Ravenswood (Benjamin Price), Grey’s Anatomy (Matthew Taylor), Hawaii Five-0 (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington), Switched at Birth (Chef Jeff Reycraft), Ringer (Tyler Barrett), Knight Rider (Mike Traceur), and in the soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live (Jamie Martin). Blue-Eyed Butcher will premiere on LMN on April 7 at 10pm. It will air again on Friday, April 8 at 2am, and Thursday, April 14 at 6pm.