The six-part Netflix docuseries from filmmaker Brian Knappenberger show the abuse and murder of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez by his mother and his boyfriend. It also chronicles the systemic injustice that prevented the victim from receiving proper legal protection from the tormentors.
Brazil, the largest South American and Portuguese-speaking country, has doubled the murder rate of its young in the past 20 years. Approximately 28 Brazilian children and adolescents are murdered every day.
The man police suspect to have murdered a 19-year-old New York mother and her child in 2010 was arrested Friday, one day after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list and surrendering to Nicaraguan authorities.
Months prior to her death, Garcia filed a police report explaining to the authorities that she feared for her life; and months later she would make a similar phone call. She reiterated details about her violent home life in her native Spanish, but because the domestic-incident report was never translated to English it was overlooked.
Maybe there's something about success that breeds ruthlessness in some. The elevation into wealth, notability, and all its diamond-encrusted perks may very well turn a certain type of celebrity utterly rotten.