Chilling new Netflix series follows story of teen who killed his dad
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A chilling new Netflix series follows story of teen who killed his dad.
Two years ago on Monday 3 June 2019, at the age of 17, Anthony Templet shot and killed his father Burt at their home in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
After calling 911 and handing himself in, Anthony claimed that he was acting in self defence.
He alleged that Burt had woken the family up at 3am and started to behave aggressively.
Anthony says he then locked himself in his dad's room and when Burt eventually entered, the 17-year-old fatally shot him.
Take a look at the frightening trailer for I Just Killed My Dad below:
In the series we later learn that Anthony had suffered years of abuse and was taken away from his family home aged seven.
Anthony was prevented from going to school or any medical appointments.
Initially, the son was arrested for manslaughter but it was later changed to second degree murder.
Naturally, due to getting older, Anthony's case would change from juvenile to adult.
However, when the case went to court it was concluded that Anthony wasn't a threat to society and rather than going to prison, he was given a five-year supervised probation period in 2021, which includes counselling.
At the time of writing, he is now aged 20 and is focusing on repairing his relationship with his mother and grandmother.
As viewers have been getting stuck into the new Netflix docuseries, many are sympathising with Anthony.
One wrote: "I just watched I Just Killed My Dad... oh my heart! I hope he finds healing and I'm glad he got an opportunity for a new life."
Another added: "Watching I Just Killed My Dad on Netflix, really feel for the poor son."
"Three minutes into I Just Killed My Dad and being shocked when he tells the 911 operator that he did indeed kill his dad," at third said.
A third commented: "This new Netflix documentary, I Just Killed My Dad might just be the craziest Netflix true crime series this side of Tiger King. I think this is even more wild than The Girl In The Picture. Just twist and turn after twist and turn."
The official synopsis reads: "Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family."
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Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Documentaries, True crime, Crime