In 1996 seventeen-year-old Rebecca Middleton from Belleville, Ontario was viciously raped and murdered in Bermuda. Two local men are arrested within days, but an inept criminal justice system has resulted in one of the accused taking a plea deal with a five-year prison sentence and the other being acquitted of murder. Rebecca’s family vows to never give up in their fight for justice, and the case finally attracts the attention of a famous London lawyer who also happen to be the wife of the British Prime Minister.
But can a internationally renowned lawyer finally convince the Bermudian Supreme Court that a grave injustice has occurred and will anyone ever be held accountable for the young girl’s murder?
A teenage girl from Belleville, Ontario is brutally murdered in Bermuda while on a summer vacation in 1996. Within days two local men are charged and the case against them seems strong. It doesn’t take long for one to flip on the other, so the Bermudian crown attorney’s office makes a plea deal. They’re willing to give up one to secure a murder conviction against the other. But when DNA evidence points to the wrong man on trial for murder, the prosecutors realize they made a deal with the devil. Can prosecutors save their case and secure a murder conviction or will the young girl’s vicious rape and murder go unpunished?
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, two teenager girls from Belleville, Ontario were heading to Bermuda for a six-week summer vacation. The British Island Territory was a well-known and safe tourist destination. The two best friends were living in paradise, until something went terribly wrong.
After a late night of drinking and partying, the girls get separated and only one of them makes it home. A frantic search of the island turns up nothing, but it doesn’t take long for the other girl to be found. She has been brutally attacked, raped and left to die in the middle of a road.
A Canadian family is left devastated, but their daughter’s heinous murder is only the beginning of their nightmare and a decade long struggle to find justice in a foreign land.