Are you a geek of true crime series? If so, Netflix is serving you with yet another deliciously cooked documentary or a true story that is about the suspicious death of Maria Marta.
A new docuseries called
Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta is premiering on Netflix on the 5th
of November to kick-off your monthly consumption of real-life crime tales. This
is a two-decade-old case that shocked the world with its dismissive result – a
woman from Argentina was brutally murdered at her home, but her death was ruled
as an accident.
If you’re like us –
people who can’t fall asleep at night without watching at least one good
episode of a crime show, this docuseries is surely going to light you up like a
Christmas tree. The series will investigate the details of her tragic death and
point out the flaws in the legal system that existed back in the day – and some
If you’re a 90s kid,
you’ll have memories of the time this case exploded our television screens and
gradually gained momentum as well as public support. It did manage to challenge
the broken system that not only protected criminals but also power-hungry
The series will unveil
how her death was declared an accident in the initial trial even though she was
shot in the head. The documentary will also address how law enforcement
bungled the investigation – which ultimately led to the disappointing
It’s obvious from the
trailer that this series is out and out controversial – an uncomfortable food
for some. The series will be added to the true-crime compilation in which Tiger
King and Unsolved Mysteries already exist. Netflix is surely broadening its
platform by bringing more high profile docuseries to its previous additions – establishing
a strong repertoire!
The murder of
sociologist Maria Marta Garcia Belsunce exposed the foul play that openly takes
place in the system. Her death moved people to tears, as her story resonated
with the young girls who’re already living in fear all the time.
Before going into
details, let’s go down the memory lane and remember who Maria Marta was.
She was a 50-year-old
sociologist and charity worker who used to live in Pilar Buenos Aires with her
husband Carlos Carrasosa. She was married to him for over 30 years and they had
no children. Her body was found at her
home which was located at a gated community, Carmel.
what exactly happened to Maria Marta?
Marta was found in her
bath on the 27th of October while her husband was watching a football
match with his in-laws. Initially, the police claimed that it was all an
accident and that she had fallen and hit her head on the tap. Her family bought
the story and signed the pre-made death certificate, as it made the burial
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step-brother didn’t buy the lie and urged a thorough investigation. After
several weeks and a lot of drama, her autopsy revealed that she was shot five
times before being dumped in the bathtub. But this begs the question… why was
her death considered an accident at first?
What would have happened had her step-brother not forced a detailed
Well, even though the
obituary stated that she had died in an accident, the ambulance officer came out
and revealed that he had found three holes in her head. This was later verified
when her body was exhumed, and the forensic team discovered five bullet holes
in her skull. Later, the investigators also discovered bullet fragments that
were flushed down the toilet.
This was literally like
a scene from a true-crime show. After the demise of an innocent individual,
evidence came into attention, leading to prime suspects, her husband,
brother-in-law, and even the doctor. Fingers were pointed in every angle –
brother blamed the husband whereas the husband felt otherwise. No one mentioned
a drug cartel at this stage. It was a while late when Molina Pico got access to
a cryptic note on Marta’s computer. It was this grand evidence that solved the
puzzle and put an end to speculations and media trials.
killed Maria Marta?
Carlos, her husband,
went to trial and was acquitted in 2007, and two years later he was found
guilty. The court overruled his appeal several times. It wasn’t until 2016 when the blood samples revealed the DNA analysis don’t match. Her family
believes that Marta was a victim of a botched robbery and that someone had broken
into her home, and she simply faced the consequences. Anyway, even today, the case remains unsolved.
It’s been 18 long years, and the murder is still a mystery.
The case is such a
mystery that no one has been able to identify the murderer. Throughout the
years, there have been several angles observed: For example, at first, people
blamed the husband, but soon it was the brother-in-law, and one time, even the
half-brother. Later, it was a drug cartel involved, and then came the money
The police tried to
cover up the murder in the beginning and called it an accident. Today, we know
that there were two accomplices in her death and that it was probably a
Hartmann said that the making of this documentary series was challenging as the
evidence was all over the place. However, he admitted that he has great respect
for the facts and he tried his best to cover the story in great detail.