‘The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith’ TV Review

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith‘ is a four-part true crime documentary series directed by Nathalie Bibeau for Muse Entertainment Enterprise. It made its way onto the Amazon streaming service Prime Video.

Beverly Lynn Smith was a loving mother, wife, and sister who took care of her husband who worked at a manufacturing plant and their young daughter. One day, she was murdered in her kitchen in a case that baffled the Canadian police. Though they suspected her neighbor Alan to be the perpetrator, they could not prove it, causing the case to go cold. Years later, law enforcement trapped Alan in a “Mr. Big” sting, in which he confessed to the crime. Was it coerced? Was it real? Will Mrs. Smith’s killer ever be caught?

Those questions and a slew of others were asked throughout the docuseries. Family members, friends, lawyers, cops, and Alan himself are all interviewed. It made for a compelling story of a tragedy where the victim seemed to never get an ounce of justice.

The main focus of the documentary seemed to question the validity of the “Mr. Big” trap, which is illegal in the United States. Rightly so, it is basically entrapment as it puts the target in an impossible scenario where they are blackmailed. That being said, in my opinion, I think Alan did commit the crime based on the evidence and even his confession. He did not immediately recant after confessing to Mr. Big and in fact, went further into detail when talking to an undercover officer. I could be wrong, but law enforcement acted so foolishly there will be no hope for Smith’s killer to truly be revealed.

This is all revealed in the docuseries and you are left with the unsatisfied feeling that justice will never be done in this case.

Check out the trailer below:

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Drug topics, Thematic elements, Foul language, Disturbing crime description

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