True crime story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide who hired teenaged students to murder her estranged husband.
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 Diane Kay Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Ruben Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Claire Brown (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Doug Vest (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Brook Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Chuck Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Michael Maldonado (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Det. Burstyn (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Detective Pike (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Josh Yanke (2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
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 Shannon Johnson (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Regan Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Tim (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Cory (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Elgin (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Jeb (2 episodes, 1996)
Jamie Marsh ...
 Jay (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Joan (2 episodes, 1996)
George Wallace ...
 Tom (2 episodes, 1996)
Thomas Charles Simmons ...
 Cal Orin (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Sally (2 episodes, 1996)
Susan Barnes ...
 Barb (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Steve (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Principal (2 episodes, 1996)
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Based roughly on real-life events, this tv-movie recounts the story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide convicted of hiring teen students first to spy on her cheating husband and later to kill him. The film begins with the murder then traces in flashback the events leading up to it, followed by the subsequent police investigation leading to arrests and eventual criminal convictions of both Borchardt and the teens. Written by Kay-22

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Thriller | Drama | Crime

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Rated R for a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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25 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Seduced by Madness  »

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Hit close to home!!
4 May 2002 | by (Fort Atkinson,WI) – See all my reviews

I have lived less than 10 miles from Jefferson all my life,much of my family lives there. This story hit very close to home. I remember listening to the hearings on the radio. Also before all this happened I used to hang out with Shannon at the dance club Jefferson used to have. When I saw the movie I had to laugh at the ways they portrayed some of the settings because I knew what they were supposed to be and they looked nothing like the real thing. To think something like this could happen like this in such a small town is just unbelievable! I would like to see it again(I haven't seen it in years)just because the actors did such a good job portraying down to earth small town people.


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