“Shadow Of Fear” is a Lifetime true story movie based on the Alissa Blanton-Roger Troy murder-suicide case. The movie premiered on Lifetime in 2012 starring Will Estes and Amanda Righetti. All the names in “Shadow Of Fear” were changed to disguise the identity of the real people.
“Shadow Of Fear” is about a young woman working in a coffee shop who is harassed and stalked by a mentally ill employee.
The Movies Based On True Stories Archives was the first to bring you the Alissa Blanton murder-suicide case in 2012 as a most likely basis for the movie.
Alissa Blanton was gunned down in broad daylight at her job at AT&T in 2010 by a man who had been stalking her for two years. The real events happened in Orange Beach, FL.
Police say that beginning in 2008 while Alissa Blanton was a waitress at Hooters, a customer named Roger Troy became obsessed with her. He would sit at her station every time he entered Hooters, he would compliment her and he would tip her very well.
A short time later, the man began staring at her while she worked, he began calling her on the job at Hooters and he begged her for her personal phone number. In a 70 page complaint to the judge, Alissa stated that she gave the man an email address that she rarely used just to get rid of him.
The complaint further states that Roger Troy’s emails and phone calls became more violent after the man saw that she had a boyfriend. When she married, he ridiculed her and began following her to her home and to her new job, where she worked with her husband.
In 2012, Alissa tried to get a restraining order but was denied. A week later she was dead in the parking lot at her new job.
According to her husband Brent Blanton, he and his wife had just returned from lunch, when Alissa called him to say that Roger was there and that she needed help. When Brent got to the scene he found his wife with gunshot wounds to the body.
Aol News reported that other employees witnessed the event. Brent Blanton can be heard on the 911 call stating, “Baby, I love you. Keep breathing. Oh my God. Come on, baby.”
Roger Troy turned the gun on himself and died instantly. Autopsy findings conclude that he was intoxicated at the time.
Alissa Blanton’s body was taken back to Missouri, where she was from originally.
The judge in the case has come under fire for not granting the request for an order of protection.
“Shadow Of Fear” frequently airs on Lifetime.
Listen to the 911 call and see photos of Alissa here.
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