An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.

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Ellie Harrison
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Katie Fitch
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Aaron Fitch
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Sarah Fitch
Alec McClure ...
Jacob Fitch
Robert Bockstael ...
George Calloway
Colin Fox ...
Bishop Stoflus
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Cooper
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Det. Lisa Munro
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Leda
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Samuel Stoflus
Christopher Ralph ...
Adam Sinclair
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Mauralea Austin ...
Jury foreman
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Jeremy Whitmore
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Discomfort strikes an Amish farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania when a dead baby is found. When the mother is discovered and confirmed to be eighteen-year old, unmarried Katie Fitch, she is arrested and sent to trial for murder. The detectives and police all believe that she smothered the baby. City defense attorney, Ellie Harris takes on the task of defending the Amish girl. As Katie denies that she gave birth to the baby and Ellie tries to get through to her client, the plot of the story just keeps rising and spiraling with twists and shocking new discoveries. Is Katie Fitch really guilty of murdering her newborn child? Will her Amish church exclude or still accept her into the community? Written by Kellye M. Boyd

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Behind every murder lies the plain truth. See more »


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Jodi Picoult, the author of Plain Truth, and her family were on the set of the movie as Amish extras. See more »

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Just before 53 minutes into the movie, when Ellie is talking to Cooper, her necklace keeps going in and out of her sweater between shots. See more »

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another listless movie of the week
17 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This turned a boring book about the Amish into an even more insipid movie of the week but then on Lifetime we have learned from experience to not expect much from their movies and in this case that is just what we get.

A dull and predictable walk through the byways of an Amish baby murder.

special guest Mariska Hargitay is no more inspiring here than on her insipid Lack of Law and Order show but she is still the high lite of an other wise boring film.

the plot is a mess and the story line totally unbelievable however that is nothing unusual for Television movie of the week fare.

like most LF TVM it will show up from time to time as a late night or early morning movie and is at least better than watching an infomercial or the shopping channel


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