Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family.
As all true-crime fans know, a confession doesn’t always mean “case closed.” In fact, it can often lead to an even bigger mystery.
On June 3, 2019, 17-year-old Anthony Templet shot his father, Burt, two times during an argument in their Louisiana home. He quickly called 911 to report the incident and identify himself as the shooter.
In Netflix‘s new three-part docuseries I Just Killed My Dad, director Skye Borgman (Girl in the Picture) explores the Templet family’s complex history — which includes allegations of abuse, kidnapping, and surveillance — to understand what drove Anthony to kill his father.