An investigation into the apparent drowning and death of Rafe Carey leads to investigating officer Corinne Evans soon tackling a murder case that leaves her having doubts about an incident in her personal life.
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Murder - 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.
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Rhys Jones was a dedicated supporter of Everton FC, and had a season ticket along with his father and brother. Players of the team laid a floral tribute, football boots, and football shirts at the scene of the crime, and players and fans paid tribute to him in a minute-long applause at the home game against Blackburn Rovers on 25 August. After a suggestion from Liverpool Echo columnist Tony Barrett, which was supported by many Echo readers, Everton's local rivals Liverpool FC agreed to play the beginning of Johnny Todd – the song that traditionally greets the arrival of the Everton team onto the Goodison Park pitch – prior to playing Liverpool's own theme ahead of their UEFA Champions League game with Toulouse FC on 28 August. This was followed by a period of applause; the Liverpool players and staff, Toulouse players, and match day officials wore black armbands during the game. Over 2,500 mourners attended Jones' funeral, which was held in Liverpool Cathedral on 6 September 2007. His family issued a public invitation for well-wishers to attend the service, where mourners were requested to wear bright clothes or football strips. During the service, Jones' father read a poem he had written for his son, and Everton footballer Alan Stubbs read from the Bible. After the service, there was a private burial. Starting on 24 April 2017 a new ITV drama Little Boy Blue aired based on the murder. It was met with positive reviews where viewers described how hard it was to watch. However the drama was criticised by a senior police officer who described her portrayal in it as “simply wrong”. She said the ITV programme, although based on a real event, is a drama and therefore details had been dramatised and should not be taken as fact.
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