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Meet Your New Netflix True Crime Binge: 'White Boy'

Meet Your New Netflix True Crime Binge: 'White Boy'

Netflix has just added *another* true crime to its catalogue of gripping watches. From today, you can stream 2017 doc, White Boy - and it is *so* gripping.

The doc - set in the 1980s - focuses on then 17-year-old Richard Wershe Jr, also referred to as 'White Boy Rick', an FBI informant who is said to have run a huge, inner-city drug operation.

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It's believed that Richard was only 14 years old when he began as an FBI informant - which came to an end when authorities realised he was under age and had been filing reports in his dad's name.

However, the teenager is thought to have continued selling drugs and at the age of 17, Richard was arrested and given a life sentence - without parole - for a non violent drug offence.

He was sent to prison for more than 30 years after being caught with kilos of cocaine in 1988, going on to become one of the longest-serving juvenile drug offenders.

Richard became one of the longest-serving juvenile drug offenders (Credit: Transition Studios/Woodward Original)
Richard became one of the longest-serving juvenile drug offenders (Credit: Transition Studios/Woodward Original)
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The documentary sees journalists, police, federal agents and even hit men, seeking to "put the record straight" on the unusual case, through a series of interviews.

It's a gripping watch and you'll be hooked from start to finish.

And if that wasn't enough to satisfy your true crime obsession, Netflix has released another documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - and it looks truly harrowing.

Richard was sent to prison for more than 30 years (Credit: Netflix)
Richard was sent to prison for more than 30 years (Credit: Netflix)

The docu-series focuses on Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic) - a big cat owner and country western singer who presides over a zoo in Oklahoma.

Maldonado-Passage has a passion for big cats, as does his circle of drug kingpins, conmen and cult leaders. But when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and sanctuary owner threatens their business, things take a very dark twist when he tries to have her murdered.

The series tells the story of how Maldonado-Passage was found guilty of two counts of murder-for-hire, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act.

It drops on Netflix on Friday 20th March. Looks like we'll have a *lot* of telly to catch up on next weekend.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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