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Right to Kill? (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  22 May 1985 (USA)
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Based on true story of teens Richard and Deborah Jahnke charged in Wyoming for the killing of their abusive father.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard Jahnke Sr.
Christopher Collet ...
Richard Jahnke Jr.
Karmin Murcelo ...
Maria Jahnke
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Deborah Jahnke
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Eve Whitcomb
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Jim Barrett
Lisa Blake Richards ...
Vera Scofield
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Maj. Eckworth
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Candy
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Social worker
Randy Moore ...
Counselor
Norman Bennett ...
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Mr. Harris
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Det. Roberts
Robert Ginnaven ...
Det. Marquez
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Based on true story of teens Richard and Deborah Jahnke charged in Wyoming for the killing of their abusive father.

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Where are they now??
23 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I seen this movie when it first aired years ago and I have always wondered about Richard and Deborah and how they are doing and where they are now. When I first saw this movie my heart went out to them both....I ,if I were a juror then,could not have sent them to jail. Does anyone know how they are doing? I have searched the internet and cannot as of yet find any information.I have never forgotten these poor kids. If anyone has any info,I would greatly appreciate it. I know that they are in their early 40's at present and I hope they are free and having a good productive life after growing up in such an abusive household. Thanks so much!


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