It was August 2017 when 32-year-old Steven Coleman was shot in the head by his girlfriend, Cierra Alexis Sutton, who dismembered his body with a machete.

The gruesome murder took place on Aug. 16 at Briarwood Village Apartments in the 1700 block of James Bowie in Baytown.

According to Baytown police, Sutton initially reported him as a missing person, then stopped answering any follow-up phone calls and would not come in for interviews.

It wasn’t until his torso was discovered by a landfill worker that the truth began to unravel.

Investigators said Sutton shot her lover in the head while he was sleeping after the two had an argument, then cut him up into pieces because he was “too heavy to carry.” She then wrapped Coleman’s body parts in a sheet and discarded them in multiple dumpsters.

Sutton fled from Baytown to Metairie, Louisiana, where she was found and arrested. Detectives learned she actually confided to multiple people that she had killed her boyfriend. Prosecutors and investigators described her as showing no remorse.

Sutton was ultimately convicted for murder and sentenced to 45 years in prison.

After the trial, Korla Coleman, Steven’s mother, said she’s tried to move forward with her life, but feels as if she has been forced to re-live his death over and over again.

The story, based in the Houston area, made international news and Korla said, before she knew it, inaccurate accounts of her son’s murder were everywhere. She felt networks were making money while her family suffered.

In Korla’s opinion, TVOne, a cable channel which produced and aired an episode of “Fatal Attraction” about her son’s death, profited millions of dollars from it. In addition, True Crime Daily produced a mini documentary that has garnered 2.9 million YouTube views.

Korla said the family was also recently contacted by a producer at VH1 who stated plans to do another documentary about Steven’s murder, but the grieving mother is saying “no more!”

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For years, she has refused media interviews, but has recently decided to break her silence.

Korla acknowledges that the entertainment market for true crime stories is huge, but asks what about the families and loved ones of the victims who are haunted by the “repulsive” accounts of their loved ones’ violent murders? How can they ever have a happy holiday?

Korla said she was watching television when one documentary aired.

“I felt like I was going to pass out. I’m laying across my bed watching TV and there comes my son on TV,” Korla said. “They tried to really paint my son as a horrible person.”

She said no one consulted her family for any information about her son or how they felt and, to add insult to injury, they mischaracterized him.

“What they’re do is disgusting. They take our family, other families, and they just exploit their death and profit off of it,” Chriss Coleman, Steven’s brother, said.

With community activist Deric Muhammad by their side at a recent news conference, the family called out these entertainment giants, saying enough is enough.

“Where does it stop?” Muhammad asked. “And this whole sub-genre of true crime – they call it true crime – has become a multibillion-dollar business.”

Coleman’s family is not the only one calling for an end to these types of productions. Backlash was loud and swift after the recent release of the Netflix series on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, which rehashed painful memories of many of his victims’ families.

“Five years in August. I don’t miss a day, a month, to bring flowers. I had to bury what they found,” Korla said.

Despite her ongoing pain, at this time, nothing legally can be done to stop the films from being produced. Muhammad and the family calls what is happening to their loved one, clear exploitation.