Netflix’s True Crime Series On Argentina’s Most Controversial Murder Is Now Streaming

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 05 Nov 2020 17:43
Netflix's True Crime Series On Argentina's Most Controversial Murder Is Now StreamingNetflix

Netflix’s new crime series will look at the death of Maria Marta, a 50-year-old woman who was shot in the head five times.

Police initially believed there was ‘no foul play’ surrounding Maria’s death in Argentina in 2002, but after the woman’s step-brother insisted on a full investigation to be taken place, it was discovered she had been murdered.


The new series Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta looking into her mysterious death drops on Netflix today, November 5.

Check out the trailer here:


The synopsis for the series reads, ‘A woman is found dead in her bathtub, with a puddle of blood nearby. Her husband theorises she had an accident. But an autopsy tells a different story’.


Following the autopsy, police first pinned their suspicions on Maria’s husband, Carlos, and believed the family had helped him cover up the murder, as her gunshot wounds had apparently been sealed with glue.


Suspicions were also raised when Maria’s half brother stated that he’d found a ‘thingy’ in the toilet but thought nothing of it. It was later confirmed to be a bullet.

Carlos ended up going to trail for his wife’s murder, but was acquitted in 2007. However, two years later, the court overturned his acquittal and found him guilty.


He then spent five years in prison before he was acquitted for a second time. Now, 18 years on from Maria’s murder, police have still been unable to identify her killer.

Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta is streaming on Netflix now.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Film and TV, Argentina, Murder, Netflix, True crime


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