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Without Charity

Genre:  Documentary
Director:  Paul Lyzun
Log Line:  The story young woman imprisoned for her role in a triple homicide and the effects on a rural Indiana community.
Synopsis: This is a documentary on Charity Payne, a young woman sentenced to 165 years in prison for her role in the triple homicide murders in Lakeville, Indiana in September 2000. This story follows her life up to the murders, through her incarceration and release.

On September 14, 2000, Wayne Shumaker, Corby Myers, and Lynn Ganger were building a loft in a pole barn in an upscale, rural Indiana home. Phillip Stroud and 3 others showed up to burglarize the home, unaware the construction workers were on site. Instead of fleeing, Stroud had the men tied up. He then shot each of them in the head with a .9mm handgun.

Stroud later admitted to the killings and how they bypassed the burglar alarm due to information provided by Charity, who had dated the son of the homeowners. Charity was convicted of triple homicide and sentenced to 165 years in prison. It was one of the most publicized cases in northern Indiana history.