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Media Teleconference with Tasha Smith, Lil Mama and Lance Gross, from TV ONE Original Movie, 'Wh


The real-crime saga is premiering on August 28, 2017 at 9:00 P.M ET on TV ONE

"We accept the love we think we deserve."

The real-crime saga is premiering on August 28, 2017 at 9:00 P.M ET on TV ONE.

Falicia Blakely

It’s true, love can lift you to the highest point of life, but it can also bury you at the pit of repulsion if you aren't careful.

Falicia learned that lesson the hard way. Unfortunately for her, she didn’t have much choice in the matter.

Already a mother by the age of 16, Falicia did what she could to make ends meet, so she started stripping at one of the nightclubs in Atlanta, Georgia.

Being an exotic dancer probably wasn't an ideal job, but in her unsuspecting little eyes, the money was good, and it was just enough to take care of her two-year-old son.

One night, Falicia met Michael Berry at the same nightclub where she worked. Michael appeared to be the hustler-type, who seemed somewhat attentive to her, so she took him to the back and gave him a private lap dance. From their initial encounter, the couple couldn't get enough of each other.

Falicia thought Michael was the answer to her wildest dreams, and her hot ticket out of the slums.

Boy, was she wrong.

Michael lured Falicia into a life of prostitution and drugs. Her love for him, turned into a putrid desperation and fearfulness.

Who knows, maybe she believed death was her only way out of the mess.

Falicia Blakely (left) and Pumpkin (right).

Falicia Blakely is currently serving life in prison for committing three murders from August 15 to August 16, 2002.

Michael Berry ordered the hit for Falicia to rob and kill Raymond Goodwin (34), Claudell Christmas (35), and Lemetrius Twitty (29) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Falicia recruited fellow stripper, Ameshia 'Pumpkin' Ervin (22) for the two-day killing spree.

The police arrested the girls hours later, while driving the car of one of the slain men.

Michael Berry walked away from the crimes unscathed and fully exonerated without so much as a glimpse of being at the scene of the crimes.

To no avail, attorneys would argue about his involvement during court proceedings, but without exculpatory evidence, it still wasn’t enough to drum up an indictment.

TV ONE hand-selected a preeminent lineup of actors to take audiences inside the life of Falicia Blakely.

Lance Gross (Dino), Niatia 'Lil' Mama Kirkland (Falicia Blakely), Tami Roman (Staci), Tiffany Black (Pumpkin), Big Freeda (Tam), Lil Zane (DJ Pierre), Floyd Mayweather (Punch) and Walter Fauntleroy (“Q”)

Tia Smith is Executive in charge of production, for TV ONE true-crime drama(s), ' For My Man.' The show is a short presentation of The Falicia Blakely Story, which is how the movie took form.

Smith said that the story was powerful in it’s on rights, but the narrative haunted her.

“She was so young, and in a position to be exposed to many elements, that some people are, and some people aren’t at this age. To get caught up in a world, when incited by love, she [Falicia] made some choices that she’s literally dealing with today. Obviously, the victims and their families just couldn’t get over that. You have this young girl who’s facing all this time, and much like what we tried to do with the series, the entry point is love.

When I’m green-lighting a different story, that is the foundation. Ideally, all of us have been in love, which makes it relatable; however, we just have not made some of the extreme choices based on love,” she explained.