Bad to the Bone is based on Andrew and Catherine Suh

 The real story happened back in the early nineties, . The case captured the media's attention because it was unsual to hear of a sister who convinced her brother to kill her boyfriend. That is exactly what Catherine Sush did. She was also suspected of killing her mother too. She let her brother take the fall while she lived a life on the run, but she was eventually captured in Hawaii in 1996  after she was featured on America's Most Wanted. Her brother Andrew Suh loved his sister deeply. He was willing to do anything for her. According to Suh he was very loyal to his sister Catherine which is why th tragic events occurred.

Family Background
His parents came here to seek a better life for their family. They were devout Catholics with a strong traditional Korean lifestyle. His family immigrated here when he was just two years old, but he spoke fluent Korean growing up. When he was a little boy his father died of stomach cancer, and a few years later in 1987 his mother was murdered in the dry cleaning establishment she owned. She suffered 35 stab wounds. After his parents death he felt totally dependent on Catherine. She stepped right in to that guardian role and took good care of Andrew. She inherited a lot of money after the police could not prove that she was guilty in her mother's death. With that money she was able to take care of herself and her brother. She also funded her 25 year old boyfriends club. Her boyfriend also helped to take care of Andrew. At the age of 13 it was the only family Andrew had, so he concentrated on his studies.  Andrew Suh was a smart kid growing up. His sister and her boyfriend attended PTA meetings and did everything possible to be supportive of his studies. Andrew Suh eventually went on to attend college where he was an honors student.

Catherine Suh's Background

Catherine was rebellious. Witnesses say that she constantly fought with her mother after her father died. She was suspected in the murder of her mother.

The Crime
Catherine told her brother that it was her boyfriend that had killed their mother. Andrew Suh was angry and shocked. It was then that Catherine was able to completely manipulate her brother to kill her boyfriend Robert O'Dubaine. On September 25, 1993, Andrew Suh waited for his sister's boyfriend, Robert O'Dubaine to arrive. When O'Dubaine arrived he was shot and killed in the garage. Andrew Suh was charged with first-degree murder. He was sentenced to 100 years in prison. His sister was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. She was convicted in absentia and sentenced to life in prison.