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Staircase Fans Will Love Netflix's New True Crime Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?

Staircase Fans Will Love Netflix's New True Crime Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?

Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? is landing on Netflix next month, and it's going to be your next true-crime obsession.

Yep, if you liked the streaming platform's grisly murder mystery, The Staircase or The Trials of Gabriel Fernández, you can guarantee this is going to be up your street.

The series follows the murder of Argentinian socialite, María Marta García Belsunce in 2002, whose death was initially thought to be an accident.

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Officials originally thought that Maria had fallen in the bathtub and hit her head on a tap.

But in her autopsy, it became apparent that María Marta was actually shot in the head five times and then dumped in the tub.

Maria's death was in all the papers as it was uncovered, with the Argentinian press covering it extensively.

The series is widely covered in the press (Credit: Netflix)
The series is widely covered in the press (Credit: Netflix)
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Her husband, Carlos Carrascosa, was the one who found her, and he started out as the prime suspect.

But, later, DNA analysis found that he didn't match any of the blood stains at the scene.

So, who was responsible?!

While the case remains unsolved to this very day, the new series - which will air on Netflix on Thursday, November 5th - will explore all the possible outcomes in four 47 minute chapters.

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Maria Marta was found dead in her bathtub (Credit: Netflix)
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Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? is directed by Alejandro Hartmann and executive produced by Vanessa Ragone. It was originally made in Spanish, but subtitled in English, so we can all follow along.

Netflix has brought us a whole load of true crime investigations in the last few years and many of them have left us on the edge of our seats.

Last year, fans were gripped by Netflix doc The Staircase, which told the story of Michael Peterson, convicted of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson.

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The doc follows the alternative ways she could have died (Credit: Netflix)
The doc follows the alternative ways she could have died (Credit: Netflix)

In December 2001, Kathleen Peterson was found at the bottom of the staircase in the home she shared with her husband with horrific injuries to her head - something her husband told police was the result of a nasty fall.

However, authorities believed Peterson had bludgeoned his wife to death and he was put on trial.

Similarly to Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? the documentary showed us alternative options to the allegation Kathleen's husband was to blame.

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We'e so ready for Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? to drop. Sofa detectives, get ready!

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Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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