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The Kevin Case

A true crime documentary series about two young boys accused of murder, and one of the most unique crime investigations in Swedish criminal history.

On the last day of the summer break in August 1998, 4-year-old Kevin is found dead on a pallet close to a lake, in a Swedish small town. What first looked like a drowning accident soon became one of the most unique crime investigations in Swedish criminal history.

Early on the police suspected that children were behind the murder, and after a couple of months the unimaginable was confirmed at a press conference. Two brothers, Robin and Christian, had strangled their friend to death. They were only 5 and 7 years old.

For almost 20 years the police work behind the case had been celebrated and the conclusion were unchallenged. The brothers had been living in hiding and no one had ever questioned the fact that two small children killed Kevin. But when award winning investigative journalist Dan Josefsson contacts the now adult brothers, he finds a murder investigation were the search for the truth is far from finished. He finds the brothers having no memories of murdering Kevin and in increased doubt of the verdict.

Piece by piece Josefsson unfolds what really happened inside the classified Kevin Case. Together with the team of journalists behind the documentary The Experiments (that led to star surgeon Paolo Macchiarini’s resignation), they find torture like police methods and missing pieces of a puzzle that has been kept away from the public eye for nearly two decades.

Genre: Documentary
Original title: Fallet Kevin
Sub-genres: Current Affairs  Human Interests  
Year: 2017
Duration: 3 x 60
Director: Dan Josefsson
Producer: Dan Josefsson, Johan Brånstad
Produced by: SVT
Available in HD: Yes
Format: 16:9

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