Netflix's new true crime doc 'Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?' has already sparked debates

Daniella Scott
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From Cosmopolitan

Netflix has just released their latest true crime documentary, Carmel: Who Killed María Marta? which investigates the murder of an Argentinian socialite named María Marta García Belsunce in 2002.

The limited series landed on the streamer on Thursday last week and includes four hour-long episodes exploring the death of María, which was initially thought to be an accident until an autopsy revealed a very different story.

Here's everything we know about Carmel: Who Killed María Marta?

What is the series about?

Carmel: Who Killed María Marta? examines the death of Argentinian woman, María Marta, who was found dead in in a bathtub in her home back in 2002. Initially officials believed that she had fallen and hit her head on a tap, causing her death, but after an autopsy was performed it was discovered that María had been shot in the head five times, before being left in the bath.

Because her husband Carlos Carrascosa discovered her body, he was the investigation's prime suspect until DNA analysis found that he wasn't a match for any of the blood stains at the scene. The series investigates other possible causes for María's death from possibly discovering corruption at work to an interrupted burglary.

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What else do we know?

María's murder was a hugely publicised case in Argentina at the time, and series director Alejandro Hartmann told El Transigente that this publicity was one of the things he wanted to cover in the documentary, because investigators first theory of events caused a frenxy before it was found to be incorrect.

Hartmann also told the title that when approaching key people to be interviewed for the series, he was very direct about what he was aiming for; saying that the documentary was only seeking the truth. He said that the majority of people he asked agreed to take part in the series, including María Marta's widower Carlos Carrascosa, who served five years in prison for his wife's death before the DNA revelation.

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Photo credit: Netflix

What are viewers saying?

The series has already prompted a lot of conversation on social media, with many fans sharing theories on what might have happened, while others just wanted to recommend the series to true crime fans.

What are the show creator saying?

You can watch Carmel: Who Killed María Marta? on Netflix now.

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