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Netflix’s Newest True Crime Documentary Made Me So Sick To My Stomach, I Stopped Watching

Before I get into this, I want to point out, I am a person that watches every. single. true crime series. I am sort of obsessed with them.

With that being said, Netflix’s Newest True Crime Documentary Made Me So Sick To My Stomach, I Stopped Watching. Seriously, I have no idea how it ends.

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Yesterday, Netflix released a true crime series titled American Murder: The Family Next Door which is about a husband that murdered his pregnant wife and two little girls.

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I have to warn you right now – if you have children, grandchildren, or even just love children in general, this is really, really hard to watch.

I won’t spoil any details surrounding the case but I will say, the details surrounding the death of Shanann Watts and her two beautiful daughters, is gut-wrenching.

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As I watched this show and as it led up to the husband’s confession of murder, I felt this overwhelming sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I felt hot and uncomfortable.

And then there it was – his confession and ya know, I thought I’d be okay.

But nope!

As soon as they asked him to describe the events of that night, the night he murdered his family, I looked at my husband and said, “we need to turn this off”. He agreed.

What that monster did to his pregnant wife – to his baby girls, was awful enough. I can’t even bear to listen to every little detail of what he did to them. I just can’t.

This just broke my heart. I can’t even imagine and I don’t want to.

Those poor sweet angels.

So, my point here is, if you have a hard time with things like this, especially when it comes to children, you might want to skip this one. Consider this your trigger warning.

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James Ippoliti

Friday 2nd of October 2020

My wife and I finished it and then looked at each other and said, "WHY DID WE WATCH THAT?" It was so awful. I feel your pain.