Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Between Love and Hate True Story (Susan Lucci)

The movie Between Love and Hate starring Susan Lucci is based on a true story. This movie has fascinated me for so many years. I finally landed the true story behind this movie after 5 years due to a tip from a website viewer. This movie is based on the 1975 murder of Harriett Robinson by her lover John Peyton Alexander.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Murder Timeline

October 1975
 The Crime
A couple of weeks before the murder: friends and family notice that 20 year old, John Alexander, is depressed and has talked of suicide. Harriet is still seeing John Alexander. Friends say that during this time he seems confused and preoccupied with Harriet.

October 3, 1975, The night before: 
A friend sees John Alexander, and doesn't notice anything particularly strange. He seems a little on edge, but nothing out of the ordinary. He talked about his affair with Harriet, and he was angry that he was fired from the country club.

October 4, 1975
12:10: Harriet Robinson is killed at a local tennis court at the tennis center at 5055 Old Canton Road place.

12:10 noon: Someone notifies police that there has been a murder. Patrons of the the tennis court are flagging down police, but no one stops. People continue to call the police, and they don't arrive until 10 minutes later.

The police department arrives 10 minutes later. John Alexander goes home and tells his mom that her murdered Harriet. She urges him to call the police, which he does. He tells them that he did it, and he needs to turn himself in.

John Petyon Alexander is arrested for murder. No bond is set. Alexander goes through a series of psychological tests.

12:24 At the scene police are gathering forensic evidence. They are at the scene for about an hour. Harriet's body is finally removed from the scene at 1:14pm

August 6: John W. Robinson Jr. complains that his wife's lover is harrasing him and his family. The judge order him to stop.
Harriet Robinson was 38 years old and her lover John Peyton Alexander II was just 20 years old.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Affair: ( Younger Man Older Woman)

John Alexander Peyton was 20 years old. He lived at 104 S Park Drive. Alexander was a student at Vanderbilt University. He was a smart kid who had received a math scholarship to attend the college. He worked at the YMCA as a swimming and diving coach.

Harriet Robinson was 38 years old. She lived with her husband John and her kids John W. Robinson III,  Harriet Enochs Robinson, and Margaret Virginia Robinson at 38, of 4225 Canterbury Court. Mrs. Robinson was a teacher in the Jackson school system in Mississippi.

The affair between the younger man and the older woman was passionate and exciting. Friends of John Alexander say that he was completely obsessed with this woman.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Photos of the Real People

Still looking for some actual photos of the real people involved. It can be a yearbook photo or a newspaper photo from the area. Also, looking to hear from people who actually knew of the details of the affair and the climate of the community at that time.

Monday, May 30, 2011

4225 Canterbury Ct Jackson, Mississippi Home

Here is a photo of the home that Harriet Jackson and her family lived in back in 1975. The home was built in 1972 and has a fire place. The home was for sale in 1995.

John Petyon Alexander Photo

John Alexander aka John Peyton Alexander was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. You can read his biography at his website 
(click here)