This is horrific.
Back in 2007, two small-time criminals broke into a suburban home in Cheshire, Connecticut, planning to rob the place. When they discovered that there wasn’t a treasure trove of riches in the home, they did things that were far worse.
My sister lives in Connecticut and I remember her telling me that she shared friends with this family. This one haunts me because it could happen to any of us, regardless of where we live. I started writing this post yesterday and, as a result, I had trouble falling asleep, thinking about how it could easily be me.
HBO always does fantastic work with documentaries and this is one of the absolute best (and most chilling).
Previously in Documentary Tuesday:
Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox | The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings | Imagine…From Pencils to Pixels | Behind the Music: Nirvana | Planet B-Boy | Soul Survivor
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