Loved to Death is a TV One true story movie that is inspired by the Nathan Burris, Debbie Ross toll booth shootings in California. All the names and the locations were changed in the film. Loved to Death is directed by Lee Davis and written by Chad Quinn. It stars rapper MC Lyte, Chrystee Pharris, McKinley Freeman, and Malinda Williams. Nathan Burris shot and killed Deborah ‘Debbie’ Ross, 51, and her lover, bus driver Ersie Everette III, 58, ten years ago. Today, Nathaniel ‘Nathan’ Burris sits on death row, the Contra Costa Times reported.
Loved to Death TV One Movie Synopsis
When a toll booth worker finds love again after a bitter break up with her violent ex, she becomes the victim of a man who decided no one could have her if he couldn’t.
Loved to Death: The True Story Is Based on Richmond – San Rafael Bridge Toll Booth Slayings
Deborah Ross broke free of Nathan Burris’ abuse and began a new life with her new man. But authorities say Nathan couldn’t get over his former girlfriend, so he stalked her until he killed her. Authorities got the call on August 11, 2009. Nathan Burris had shot Ersie Everette in the toll plaza parking lot after slashing his tires. Moments later, he gunned down Debbie Ross at work as she sat inside her toll booth.
An autopsy report stated that Ersie “Chuckie” Everette sustained gunshot wounds to the face and chest. The double homicide made national headlines. Nathan Burris planned and killed the pair execution-style. Though sentenced to death, he has repeatedly said he has no regrets about killing them. Nathaniel Burris is also referred to as “The Laughing Killer.”
Nathan Burris (Nathaniel Burrus) Quotes
“I don’t care about them. They are shot. They are dead … (Expletive) their families!”
“I’m ready to go.” (referring to his execution)
The cast of Loved to Death was saddened by this true story and was glad to bring awareness to the ongoing problem of domestic violence we face in America, particularly in the African American community. Watch Loved to Death tonight at 8 p.m. on TV One.
Loved to Death movie trailer
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