No One Would Tell — The film’s real life tragedy

By okaybliss — ON Nov 30, 2022
No One Would Tell
NBC Movie

In No One Would Tell, wrestler Bobby Tennison falls for 16-year-old Stacy Collins. Collins is so infatuated with the jock’s attention that she ignores multiple warning signs about Bobby. Tennison becomes overly possessive after several weeks of dating, isolating her from her loved ones and dictating her fashion choices. 

After the relationship escalates to physical abuse, Collins leaves Bobby. However, he continues to abuse her. Bobby convinces Stacy to accompany him on a drive to the lake; Tennison returns home alone. Bobby eventually admits to Stacy’s murder, telling police he killed her because she refused to rekindle their relationship. 

A judge sends Bobby to life in prison and warns Collins’ friends to speak up when they see abuse.

The film is based on the real-life murder of Amy Carnevale

Amy Carnevale

Amy Carnevale was a 14-year-old cheerleader when she fell for Jamie Fuller. Friends said their relationship was passionate yet abusive: Jamie often grabbed Amy’s hand forcefully or prevented her from leaving. Fuller and Amy had an on-and-off relationship, angering Jamie because he wanted Amy to himself. 

Fuller joked about killing Amy somebody, but nobody paid attention to the threats. Like in the film, no one would tell. After Carnevale went to the beach with some male friends, Fuller resolved to kill her, saying:

“I’m getting sick of this. I swear I’m going to kill her. This shit’s going to stop. She won’t be around to go out with anyone any more. I’m going to fucking kill her.”

Fuller told friends of his plans, but again, they ignored his threats, with one friend saying, “You don’t have the balls to do it.” “You’ll see,” He replied. Fuller followed through on his plan, stabbing Amy in the stomach and back before slashing her throat and stomping her to death. 

“It’s done,” the bloodied Fuller said, showing friends the knife used to kill Amy. He threatened his friends into helping him dump the body into the Shoe Pond in Beverly, Massachusetts. Fuller warned the witnesses that they would be ‘next’ if they talked. 

However, one of the witnesses approached the police and gave Fuller up. Fuller was tried as an adult in a Salem, Massachusetts, court. The jury rejected the defense that Fuller’s actions were influenced by drugs and alcohol, convicting him of first-degree murder. Fuller was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Fuller showed no emotion when the verdict was read out but had expressed remorse over his actions. “There’s no words to explain how sorry I am,” Fuller told WHDH-TV. “There’s no words to explain how sorry I am. I killed someone I loved very much. I wasn’t in the right state of mind.”

Fuller could secure release on parole thanks to a Supreme Court decision

Jamie Fuller
Jamie Fuller

Fuller was expected to spend his whole life in prison, but a Supreme Court decision opened up the likelihood of release on parole. 

In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that as the brains of juveniles were not fully developed, sentences foreclosing any chance of rehabilitation were unconstitutional. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court expanded on the ruling, striking down life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles. 

The rulings allow Fuller to petition for release on parole. It’s unclear if Fuller has applied for parole.