Donna Yaklich meets Dennis the policeman and thinks she might have found a good relationship. But Dennis is obsessed with weight-lifting and uses steroids, which make him aggressive and abusive. Getting out of the relationship isn't easy as Dennis isn't willing to let her go, and Donna's options are narrowed down to one remaining alternative.
Did You Know?
In the movie, Dennis is depicted as having only a stepdaughter from his previous marriage. In real life, Dennis had 3 stepchildren and a daughter of his own from his previous marriage. See more
At the end of the movie, Donna mentions having served 5 1/2 years of her sentence, but was talking to her son, who is 18. She was convicted when he was 5, so she actually should have served 13 years at this point. See more
[during the murder trial, tearfully
Donna was Dennis's slave. At one point, she told me she was going to kill herself, and she just couldn't go on living anymore. She said she was scared to do anything in fear that Dennis might react. I mean, it was like walking on eggshells in that house. One day, everything was okay, and then the next day, the TV would be up too loud, and Dennis would get so mad. And she was just tired of living that way
Did she seem scared or frightened?
Yes, she did.