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Laura Kucera’s 1995 true story is more heartbreaking than Netflix Only Mine

Amber Midthunder stars as Julie Dillon, who is loosely based on Laura Kucera. Pic credit: Netflix

Only Mine is the latest stalker movie to hit Netflix. While you’re better off binge-watching You featuring Penn Badgley, Only Mine is also worth watching. It is very loosely based on the true story of Laura Kucera. 

At the end of the film, the movie reveals it’s based on the 1995 story of Laura Kucera, who was kidnapped, shot in the head and left to die. Netflix reveals that she lived and her attacker is currently behind bars for the crime. 

However, Netflix does not reveal what happened next. Sadly, Laura’s life had a more heartbreaking end.

Here are a few things that happened in the true story not featured in the film:  

Laura Kucera was reportedly shot twice in the head and once in the shoulder by her ex-boyfriend Brian Anderson a few days after he finished a jail sentence for violating a restraining order by contacting her.

He was not a police officer. In the movie, Julie, portrayed by Amber Midthunder, gets revenge — Laura unfortunately did not, and it gets worse. 

Laura was left in a ditch unconscious for four days before Anderson led authorities to her body.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Laura survived and stated that Anderson told her the following before shooting her “If I can’t have you, the nobody else will.” 

The 22-year-old Anderson, who the judge described as a “coward,” was sentenced to 55 years for the crime. 

Laura went through physical therapy for over 50 days and learned how to walk again and regain some use of her arms. However, she was tragically killed in a car accident on her way to visiting her grandmother on September 15, 1995. 

Laura Kucera was 19 years old when she survived the shooting and died age 20, according to an obituary. There are no available pictures of Brian Anderson or Laura.

Only Mine is dedicated to Laura Kucera and other victims of domestic abuse.

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