Carmel, a four part documentary series on Netflix, explores the death of Maria Marta. She and her husband Carlos Carrascosa lived in Carmel, a gated community, in Argentina. It has guards at the gates, cameras, and wire fencing to protect residents.
However, one night in 2002 these protections failed. Carlos comes home to find Maria Marta lying on the bathroom floor. Unfortunately paramedics cannot bring her back to life.
Initially Maria’s death is thought to be an accident until an autopsy is done and reveals five bullets in her head.
Carlos becomes a prime suspect and so does Maria Marta’s siblings. All of them go to trial and the Court finds them guilty. Years later most of the conviction rulings do get overturned.
This four part documentary series seems at first straight forward but as the police and prosecutor’s reveal their beliefs about the murder in Court things get bizarre.
Yes, I agree the family did things that did not put them in a good light in the eyes of law enforcement. However, law enforcement especially the prosecutor never came up with a reason for the murder that holds up. They say Maria Marta died because she found about money laundering her family did for drug cartels yet no evidence of this is presented in Court.
By episode four things do become clearer but not enough to reveal who really did kill Maria Marta.