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Beverly Lynn Smith was a 22-year-old mother with a 10-month-old daughter when she was shot dead in her kitchen in 1974. Despite an extensive police investigation and widespread media coverage, the case went cold. More than 30 years later, a tip came in, kickstarting a new investigation into Alan Dale Smith (no relation), who lived across the street from the victim at the time. He became the centrepiece of an elaborate police sting of theatrical proportions. The ruse that ensnared Smith offers a riveting true crime narrative and provides incredible insight into how this case unfolded and the real lives devastated in the process. This investigative series digs past the crime and into the depths of the pursuit of justice and its blurry ethical boundaries. Alexander Rogalski


  • Director(s)

    • Nathalie Bibeau
  • Producer(s)

    • Tara Jan
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Courtney Dobbins
    • Jonas Prupas
    • Catherine Legge
  • Co-Executive Producer(s)

    • Nathalie Bibeau
  • Writer(s)

    • Andrea Stewart
  • Editor(s)

    • Steve Taylor
    • Graeme Ball
    • Clark Masters
    • Jon Deitcher
    • Nick Taylor
  • Cinematography

    • Christian Bielz
  • Composer

    • Todor Kobakov
  • Sound

    • Kevin Teixeira
  • Graphics

    • Nick Sewell

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