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April 10, 2014

Miami Co. murder subject of TV show "Secret Lives of Stepford Wives'

'Secret Lives of Stepford Wives' profiles convicted killer Susan Grund

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The story is presented through dramatic re-enactments and interviews with Jim Grund’s family, a crime writer and Ann Hubbard, a former Kokomo Tribune reporter who covered the trial.

This isn’t the first time the Peru murder has gotten attention from media outlets.

In 1995, a Los Angeles screenwriter and producer spent a week interviewing Peru residents to research the case for a CBS television movie.

Later that same year, a book titled “Deadly Seduction,” by Wensley Clarkson, came out profiling the murder.

In 2010, Investigation Discovery did another profile on Susan Grund in a series called “Facing Evil,” a four-part miniseries that featured former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong, the real-life person behind the detective in the movie “Silence of the Lambs.”

Grund is currently serving a 60-year prison sentence in the Rockville Correctional Facility, near Terre Haute. Her earliest possible release date is 2022, according to the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Carson Gerber can be reached at 765-854-6739, carson.gerber@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @carsongerber1.

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