Netflix’s new true crime series Once Upon a Crime (Picture: Netflix)
Netflix has just released the new true crime series Once Upon a Crime – and viewers should prepare for a chilling twist.
The four-part series available to stream on Netflix tells the story of Elize Matsunaga, who admitted to killing her husband, Marcos Kitano Matsunaga, in Brazil in 2012.
Labelled as a ‘crime that shocked the nation’, it’s reported that she shot him dead after an argument about his adultery.
Elize then dismembered his body, scattering paper bags filled with his limbs on a road 20 miles away from their home in São Paulo.
While Elize initially denied any involvement, she later confessed to the gruesome crime.
Unlike a variety of documentaries out there, this series features Elize’s first-ever interview since her trial.
‘I still don’t know how to explain what kind of emotion made me pull that trigger,’ she says in the documentary.
The series features Elize’s first-ever interview since her trial (Picture: Netflix)
The series also includes interviews and testimonies from investigators who worked on the case, as well as family, friends and colleagues of the couple.
Elize’s past and her relationship with her husband is also explored.
‘I felt a great moral responsibility to direct this series. Not only for Marcos’ family and friends who suffered with this tragedy, but also for Elize’s family, people who knew nothing about it, but who also suffer the consequences until this day,’ Eliza Capai, the show’s director, said.
During her trial in 2016, Elize claimed it was a crime of passion after arguments over Matsunaga’s alleged infidelity.
On December 5, 2016, Elize was found guilty of homicide, which carried a sentence of 18 years and nine months, plus an additional 14 months for the destruction and concealment of Marcos’ remains.
She was sent to Trembembé Prison in São Paulo.
Elize’s sentence was eventually reduced in 2019 – as she had confessed to the crime – and she is now due for release in 2035.
You can stream Once Upon a Crime on Netflix.
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