‘Why Did You Kill Me?’ Documentary on Riverside Homicide Premieres on Netflix – NBC Los Angeles


A documentary on a mom’s use of social media to seek out the folks answerable for killing her daughter in Riverside begins streaming Wednesday on Netflix, together with an eight-episode comedy starring Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and a portion of the second season of the social media competitors “The Circle.”

“Why Did You Kill Me?” is a documentary about Belinda Lane’s use of the social networking website MySpace to research the folks she believes are answerable for taking pictures and killing her 24-year-old daughter Crystal Theobald in 2006, leading to reverberations for a number of households.

Theobald was a mom of two who was shot within the head and killed whereas in a automobile pushed by her boyfriend as a result of the victims have been mistaken by the shooters for members of a rival gang.

The victims have been driving by way of the 6600 block of Geranium Place simply after darkish on Feb. 24, 2006, in his two-door Honda and handed by a bunch of males standing adjoining to 2 SUVs and a compact automobile, in keeping with investigators.

Primarily based on later trial testimony, the group believed that Crystal, her boyfriend and her brother have been members of rival gang MD-17, and opened fireplace.

A number of rounds have been pumped into the automobile, and Theobald was struck within the head at point-blank vary, whereas her boyfriend Juan Patlan was struck within the midsection. Crystal died two days later at Riverside Neighborhood Hospital.

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Patlan underwent surgical procedure and survived. Justin Theobald was not hit.

Theobald’s mom, who additionally got here underneath fireplace, had been driving simply forward and rotated to assist her daughter, whereas the defendants and their mates jumped into their respective autos and sped away, in keeping with police.

In January of 2020, 31-year-old William Sotelo — the final of eight defendants convicted for the slaying of Crystal Theobald — was sentenced to 22 years in state jail.

“Dad Cease Embarrassing Me!” is impressed by Foxx’s real-life relationship together with his daughter Corinne Foxx, who like her father is among the many sequence’ govt producers. The elder Foxx obtained writing credit on two episodes, together with one together with his daughter.

The elder Foxx portrays charismatic bachelor Brian Dixon who runs a profitable cosmetics firm he inherited from his mom and whose teenage daughter Sasha (Kyla-Drew) simply moved to Atlanta to dwell with him following her mom’s demise.

The sequence reunites Foxx together with his castmate from the 1990-94 Fox sketch comedy sequence, “In Dwelling Coloration,” David Alan Grier, who portrays his father Pops.

The addition of Grier’s character “happened in a bizarre manner,” Jamie Foxx mentioned.

When Foxx and his daughter created the sequence it was “principally our tales of me simply embarrassing my daughter, over and over,” he mentioned.

“However once we began placing the precise present collectively, we thought, `Would not it’s nice if I had a father as effectively so you’ll be able to type of see the place the embarrassment originated from?”’ Foxx mentioned. “The lucky factor of getting David Alan Grier is once we’re doing it, I might say `Yeah there’s the writing on the paper however Dave, man, make it yours. Do no matter you need to do with it.’

“And once we mentioned that, this unbelievable mild got here on.”

That is the primary comedy sequence for Foxx since “The Jamie Foxx Present,” which ran on The WB from 1996-2001.

“I like TV,” mentioned Foxx, who gained one of the best actor Oscar in 2005 for his portrayal of singer Ray Charles in “Ray.” “There’s nothing like tv. Like, you may do a film and it is so many individuals concerned and it comes out and you are like `Man, that ain’t what they mentioned it was gonna seem like.’ So, the method is simply completely different.

“However being on TV, there is a lifeline that you just simply can’t duplicate anyplace else.”

The forged additionally consists of Porscha Coleman, who portrays Dixon’s youthful sister Chelsea who additionally lives with him; Jonathan Kite, who performs Dixon’s finest good friend from highschool Johnny Williams, an Atlanta police officer; Heather Hemmens, who portrays Dixon’s assistant on the cosmetics firm; Valente Rodriguez, who performs the Dixons’ family handyman; and Miracle Reigns, who portrays Williams’ daughter Zia who’s Sasha’s finest good friend in Atlanta.

The primary 4 episodes of the 13-episode second season of the social media competitors “The Circle” start streaming Wednesday. 4 extra episodes will probably be launched April 21 and April 28 and the season finale Might 5.

A subject of eight contestants, together with two from Los Angeles, compete in challenges towards one another on a novel social media platform as they search to earn clout and decide who’s actual and who’s a “catfish.”

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