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Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie 1996) Poster

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Based on the 1987 killing in Northern California of Deana Hubbard Wild by Virginia (Rearden) McGinnis (who was suspected of being a serial killer for insurance money) and her husband.
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This movie was based on the 1987 murder of Deana Hubbard Wild by Virginia Rearden McGinnis and her husband, Joe, in Big Sur, California. Wild died one day after Rearden made the first payment on a $35,000.00 life insurance policy on Wild in which Rearden was the beneficiary.
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Deana Hubbard Wild was from Kentucky. She moved to San Diego when she married sailor, Jay Wild, who was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier Kittyhawk.
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Wild died on April 2, 1987 when she fell from a cliff more than 300-foot high in Big Sur, California. She was 20-years old. Wild's death was first ruled an accident, however, Wild's mother, Bobbie Roberts, became suspicious of the events surrounding her daughter's death when an investigation uncovered an insurance policy Virginia McGinnis purchased the day before Wild's death.
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There are photos of Deana Wild and Joe McGinnis on the rocky cliffs at Big Sur. One of the photos seems to show McGinnis in the process of throwing Wild off the cliff.
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There were injuries to Wild's hands that suggested they had been stomped as she tried to hang onto the cliff.
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While serving a life sentence for first degree murder, Virginia Rearden McGinnis, died on June 25, 2011 at age 74.
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Joe McGinnis was also arrested for murder and insurance fraud, however, he died from AIDS-related pneumonia before he could stand trial.
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Virginia McGinnis' ex-husband, Richard Dick Coates, committed suicide before he could testify at the trial.
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