No One Would Tell, the 2018 Lifetime movie, was inspired by the Jamie Fuller-Amy Carnevale, Beverly, Massachusetts, Shoe Pond murder case. The title sounds familiar because it’s a remake of the old Lifetime movie based on a true story by the same name. Lifetime movie fans are already debating whether the remake of No One Would Tell can touch the old one—the one that made us all cry. It’s unclear if the adaptation sticks close to the original storyline. Just like in the first movie, the names have been changed from Jamie Fuller and Amy Carnevale to Sarah Collins and Rob Tennison. Lifetime is calling the new movie an “update of the 1996 made-for-television movie,” which delves into the “physical and emotional abuse in teen relationships.” It stars Shannen Doherty, Mira Sorvino, and Callan Potter.
Logline: A daughter’s dream becomes her mother’s worst nightmare.
No One Would Tell True Story: Amy Carnevale and Jamie Fuller Depicted as Sarah Collins and Rob Tennison
Two years prior to fourteen-year-old Amy Carnevale’s killing, she dated Beverly High School Sophomore, Jamie Fuller, an athletic and husky hunk, who physically and emotionally abused her. Friends say he bullied his girlfriend by questioning her, snatching her by the arm, and blocking her way so she couldn’t get away from him. Amy Carnevale tried to hide her abusive and violent relationship from her thirty-seven-year-old divorced mother, Cynthia Gill, because she was in love with Jamie. Eventually, people saw the bruises on her body, and her secret was exposed.
For months, sixteen-year-old Jamie Fuller, who at times seemed enraged and crazy, told his friends repeatedly he was going to kill Amy Carnevale for dating other boys.
“I’m getting sick of this. I swear I’m going to kill her. . . . This sh–t’s got to stop. . . . She won’t be around to go out with anyone any more. . . . I’m going to f–king kill her.”
Jamie Fuller made good on his promise on August 23, 1991. According to police, Jamie Fuller learned the day before that Amy Carnevale was going on a trip to Gloucester with several teen boys and girls. His jealousy blazed, and at some point, Jamie enticed Amy to meet him. The teenage couple ended up in a secluded area, where they argued over her alleged infidelity. The next time his friends saw him, Jamie had emerged from the woods with blood on him.
A short while later, Jamie Fuller went back to the woods with friends and wrapped her head and feet in plastic bags. Michael Mailet, a nineteen-year-old teen, helped him dump Amy in Shoe Pond. Cinderblocks were tied around the body to keep it from surfacing. They hoped to conceal the crime forever.
The beautiful blonde cheerleader never returned home. Police pulled Amy Carnevale’s body from the water behind the middle school. Court records pinpoint the location as United Shoe Machinery property off McKay St. An autopsy report stated that she was stabbed to death: she received a puncture wound to the heart and chest, and her was throat sliced.
At trial, a psychiatrist testified bodybuilder Jamie Fuller’s steroid use induced rage and caused him to gain weight fast. His irritability coupled with his mental issues and alcohol consumption is what the psychiatrist and the defense believed drove him to kill. But to Amy Carnevale’s family, Jamie Fuller was just plain evil. He was first sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Because of a change in laws, he’s now eligible for parole.
- Amy Carnevale was about to start her freshman year at Beverly High School before she was murdered.
- It was said that Amy Carnevale might have been pregnant. Jamie allegedly asked friends about how to obtain an abortion without the consent of Amy Carnevale’s mother.
- Prosecutors say Jamie Fuller dreamed about, planned, and plotted the murder months in advance. He was even overheard saying that he planned to seduce Amy into taking a walk deep in the woods, where he would give her beautiful flowers before her demise.
- Jealous jock Jamie Fuller told a dead Amy Carnevale, “It sucks being you,” just before he laughed and dumped her body in Shoe Pond.
- As Amy died and gurgled blood, she told Jamie, “I love you.”
- Though newspapers described Jamie Fuller as a hunk, his classmates disagreed. On the old No One Would Tell blog by Traciy Curry-Reyes, a classmate made the following statement.
- Celeste Fuller, the killer’s mother, was allegedly so sad that she kept a Bible and a picture of Jamie hugging Amy. A source also said she made a suicide pact with him.
- Celeste was living in a housing project in Beverly. Neighbors say before Jamie Fuller was convicted, she was social. After his conviction, she hid inside her home, kept the blinds closed, and remained antisocial.
- Celeste Fuller, 40, also tried to help her son bust out of prison. The plan was for him to harm himself so he’d be sent to the hospital. From there, his mother and her boyfriend, Edward Goulding, 56, had arranged to escape with him. Police uncovered the escape plot almost a month before it happened. She was found guilty and sentenced in 1994 to six to nine years in prison.
- The original No One Would Tell movie aired on Monday, May 6, 1996, on NBC. Some years after that date, it aired on Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network. The true-story movie remake airs this Sunday, September 16 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Lifetime. To keep up with the case of Amy Carnevale, please visit her Facebook page.
- Jamie Fuller is still in prison.
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