Netflix’s ‘Murder by the Coast’ explores gripping homicide

Netflix has released the official trailer for its upcoming Spanish documentary film, ‘Murder by the Coast’. It is set to release on June 23.

The film is based on a real-life story of a teenage girl killed in a popular Spanish vacation destination, Costa Del Sol in 1999, and a contentious false conviction resulting from it.

‘Murder by the Coast’ is the first of its kind to look at the Wanninkhof-Carabantes case. 

Going by the trailer, the film is set to chronicle the aftermath of the slaying of Roco Wanninkhof, a young girl who went missing in 1999 and was discovered stabbed to death three weeks later. 

Maria Dolores Vázquez, a family acquaintance and Roco’s mother’s ex-partner, was found guilty and imprisoned shortly after, despite the lack of physical evidence linking her to the murder scene.

These incidents rocked the Costa Del Sol’s Spanish and British expat communities, but it was only the beginning of the story. 

After discovering DNA from Roco’s murder at the scene of a different girl’s murder four years later, investigators returned to the case (Sonia Carabantes).

‘Murder By The Coast’ is designed to look at all conceivable aspects when analyzing what happened 20 years ago and what we can learn from it now. It is regarded as one of the worst injustices in Spanish judicial history. 

It is set to examine the involvement of the judiciary, the police, the political ramifications, the media’s role, and what can be stated about gender and the broader societal environment at the time.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Murder by the Coast’:

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