THE MIRAMAR MURDERS: THE STATE VS PABLO IBAR

Title: THE MIRAMAR MURDERS: THE STATE VS PABLO IBAR
Genre: True Crime
Running time: 6x55'
Language(s): English, Spanish
Status: Completed
Year: 2020
Director(s): Olmo Figueredo
Screenplay: Jose Ortuño, Fatima de los Santos, Jorge Bartolome
Producer(s): Olmo Figueredo, Xabi Berzosa
Cast: Pablo Ibar

Synopsis

In 1994, in south Florida, Pablo Ibar was arrested on a charge of triple homicide so brutal, that it shook the very foundations of the community. The murder was recorded on a security camera and the images clearly show two perpetrators executing the victims in cold blood. One of the murderers looks very similar to Pablo Ibar. Pablo still affirms his innocence to this day.

In the year 2000, defended by a legal aid lawyer, Pablo is sentenced to death. In desperation, his family start a campaign in his native Spain to raise money for the extremely expensive appeal process. In February 2016, after 16 years on death row, Pablo’s lawyers manage to get the Florida Supreme Court to suspend his execution. The court orders a new trial, ruling that Pablo was sentenced without due process and based on weak, inconsistent evidence. Pablo Ibar has, by this point, spent 22 years in jail. Back at square one, Pablo’s defence team prepare for a new trial, while the family tries to raise enough funds to pay for it (around 1.5 million US dollars). The District Attorney’s office is still calling for the death penalty for Pablo, but this time they have new evidence: Pablo’s DNA has appeared at the crime scene 23 years later.

In 2019, Pablo is tried again, although this time with a first rate legal team, as well as support from Spain. However, the verdict comes back guilty and Pablo is sentenced once again. But all is not lost for the family when just two days later, one of the members of the jury calls the judge with the intention of changing his verdict...

Critics reviews

"The best true crime series ever made in Spain [...] Amazing archive footage, graphic material and extremely thorough interviews have the audience wanting more and more pieces of this infinite jigsaw puzzle." Cinemania

"So much is done right here [...] but what is really fascinating, and not often shown in as much detail in similar productions, is the work of the lawyers [...] An excellent piece of work." La Razon

News

24th Sep 2020 - By Jamie Lang (Variety)

HBO Europe Scoops First Window for ‘The Miramar Murders’ in Spain, Portugal (Exclusive)... (Read more)

1st Sep 2020 - By Filmax

'The People Upstairs', 'Nora', 'The Miramar Murders' and 'The Island Of Lies', selected at the San Sebastian Film Festival 2020... (Read more)

Sinopsis

In 1994, in south Florida, Pablo Ibar was arrested on a charge of triple homicide so brutal, that it shook the very foundations of the community. The murder was recorded on a security camera and the images clearly show two perpetrators executing the victims in cold blood. One of the murderers looks very similar to Pablo Ibar. Pablo still affirms his innocence to this day.

In the year 2000, defended by a legal aid lawyer, Pablo is sentenced to death. In desperation, his family start a campaign in his native Spain to raise money for the extremely expensive appeal process. In February 2016, after 16 years on death row, Pablo’s lawyers manage to get the Florida Supreme Court to suspend his execution. The court orders a new trial, ruling that Pablo was sentenced without due process and based on weak, inconsistent evidence. Pablo Ibar has, by this point, spent 22 years in jail. Back at square one, Pablo’s defence team prepare for a new trial, while the family tries to raise enough funds to pay for it (around 1.5 million US dollars). The District Attorney’s office is still calling for the death penalty for Pablo, but this time they have new evidence: Pablo’s DNA has appeared at the crime scene 23 years later.

In 2019, Pablo is tried again, although this time with a first rate legal team, as well as support from Spain. However, the verdict comes back guilty and Pablo is sentenced once again. But all is not lost for the family when just two days later, one of the members of the jury calls the judge with the intention of changing his verdict...

Critics reviews

"The best true crime series ever made in Spain [...] Amazing archive footage, graphic material and extremely thorough interviews have the audience wanting more and more pieces of this infinite jigsaw puzzle." Cinemania

"So much is done right here [...] but what is really fascinating, and not often shown in as much detail in similar productions, is the work of the lawyers [...] An excellent piece of work." La Razon

News

24th Sep 2020 - By Jamie Lang (Variety)

HBO Europe Scoops First Window for ‘The Miramar Murders’ in Spain, Portugal (Exclusive)... (Read more)

1st Sep 2020 - By Filmax

'The People Upstairs', 'Nora', 'The Miramar Murders' and 'The Island Of Lies', selected at the San Sebastian Film Festival 2020... (Read more)

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