Why Did You Kill Me? Mom Uses Fake MySpace Account To Find Daughter’s Killer

A compelling new documentary on the crime of fake MySpace accounts is coming to Netflix telling the story of a mother using a killer’s daughter.

Belinda Lane was eager to put the assassinations to justice after her 24-year-old daughter Crystal Theobald was shot down by gang members in February 2016.

For 10 years, Belinda worked relentlessly to fulfill her daughter’s promise to find her killers and place them at the bars at her funeral.

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Baby girl, I promise you if it takes my last breath, I will get them; I promise you, you will have justice.

The devoted mother stopped at nothing to meet her promise and produced fake profiles from MySpace that she used to contact suspected criminals and report to the police.

In 2016, the efforts made by Belinda finally helped bring the victims of Crystal’s death to arrest.

Belinda said:

It could have taken a lifetime. I never would have stopped.

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Suspect William ‘Jokes’ Sotelo, who had fled there after Cristal’s murder, was arrested in central Mexico in May 2016. Due to Lane’s excellent online detective work, authorities claimed at the time that they could place Sotelo in custody.
Riverside Police Lt. Christian Dinco told The Washington Post:

She was very instrumental, working on social media to help us identify where he might be. She provided important information that helped lead us to the capture of William Sotelo.Without her help, he would likely still be outstanding right now.

The day of the shooting she sat between her boyfriend and brother, Crystal drived across the Riverside just outside Los Angeles following a car from the Belinda.

According to court reports, at a crossroads, a group of members was waiting for a rival gang and finally confused the vehicle with one of the rival members.

The official Netflix synopsis reads:

After her daughter is killed, a mother uses the social networking site MySpace to investigate the people she believes are responsible, resulting in reverberations for multiple families.

But will the line between justice and revenge be blurred?

Why Did You Kill Me? Will release on Netflix on April 14.

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Mohid Moosani

Moosani is a night owl who is either binge watching his favorite shows or scribbling on his notebook writing short stories. Often showing up late at work and gulping down 6-7 cups of coffee is his usual practice.

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