Murder City is a police drama with a mismatched duo at its heart. The pair solve challenging homicide cases with very different but critical investigation techniques.

Murder City - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 2004-03-17

Murder City - Murder of Rhys Jones - Netflix

Rhys Milford Jones (27 September 1995 – 22 August 2007) was murdered in Liverpool at the age of 11 when he was shot in the back. Sean Mercer, aged 16 at the time of the shooting, went on trial on 2 October 2008, and was found guilty of murder on 16 December. He was sentenced to life imprisonment serving a minimum of 22 years.

Murder City - Murder - Netflix

Jones, who played for the Fir Tree Boys football club, was on his way home from football practice alone. As he was crossing the Fir Tree pub car park in the Croxteth Park estate, Liverpool, a hooded youth riding a silver mountain bike approached. He then held out a Smith & Wesson handgun at arm's length, firing three shots, later determined to be the wrong bullets for the gun. It was originally believed that one of the shots hit Jones in the neck, but during the trial, the pathologist revealed that the bullet had entered his back above his left shoulder blade and then exited from the front right side of his neck. Jones' mother rushed to the scene when she heard what had happened. By the time she had reached him, he was unconscious. Paramedics tried for 90 minutes to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead some time later at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Local radio station Radio City 96.7's programmes on the night of the incident, in particular the 10 pm – 2 am show, was dedicated to an amnesty for witnesses and a talk on gun crime. Radio City also launched their anti-gun-crime campaign (backed by Jones' parents), In Rhys's Name Get Guns Off Our Streets, after the incident.

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