Based on a true story, a community is rocked by a double-homicide. The new resident pastor must help his church family overcome the aftershocks by providing stability, healing and hope.
A Murder of Innocence tells a true story of a mysterious double homicide that shakes a small town in Washington to its core. Pastor Albert Anderson, his wife Aimee, and their family find themselves in the middle of the chaos, faced with the choice to either trust in God or give in to their crippling fear. This choice is not an easy one to make, especially when the killer is unknown and still on the loose. Neighbors become suspicious of neighbors, doors are locked, and shades are drawn as the town waits for the law to catch up with the murderer.
The Anderson family refuses to participate in the finger-pointing and suspicion, instead finding comfort in God’s word and in each other. Even though Albert and Aimee are struggling with their own deep-seated fears, they still manage to encourage their community to seek the Lord and trust that He will protect them. Near the end of the film, Aimee is on the brink of despair when she experiences God’s presence in a new way. She realizes that she has let fear dominate her life for a long time and allows herself to be flooded with God’s peace.
A Murder of Innocence is approved for ages 12+, but be prepared for a few scenes of the murdered victims about a half-hour into the film.
The Dove Take:
A Murder of Innocence does an admirable job of telling the true story of the Anderson family who choose to trust God rather than give in to a very present fear.