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Lifetime TV movie showing up to court

The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 5:27pm (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Lifetime television network's schedule this weekend depends on a ruling from a New York state court.

A New York judge has temporarily barred Lifetime from showing its made-for-TV movie on Christopher Porco, a man from upstate New York convicted in the 2004 ax murder of his father and maiming of his mother. Lifetime has scheduled "Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story" to debut on Saturday night and repeat on Sunday.

Porco had requested the order to stop the movie, saying parts of Lifetime's movie were fictionalized. New York state Supreme Court Judge Robert Muller ruled that Lifetime needed Porco's permission to use his name in the film.

Lifetime has challenged Muller's ruling to the state's Appellate Division.

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