Blue-Eyed Butcher: Lifetime's Susan Wright Movie, Viciously Reviewed by One of Her Attorneys

Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake.

Lifetime has made a movie out of all this, subtly titled Blue-Eyed Butcher.

Brian Wice represented Wright on appeal, got her sentence reduced to 20 years, and is portrayed in the movie.

We asked him to review it and he did, viciously and hilariously:

I spent 93 minutes of my life that I will never get back Leap Day morning, watching a sneak preview of Blue-Eyed Butcher, the Lifetime ("Television for Idiots") movie-of-the week (MOW) on the Susan Wright case that will air this Saturday at 7 p.m.

My objective and dispassionate take can be distilled to three words: Not Enough Wice. When I saw that an early bootleg copy of the script described me as "a handsome, early-fifties, sharp-dressed lawyer," it reminded me of what Otter told Flounder in Animal House: "It's gotta work better than the truth."

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