|TITLE||THE MIRAMAR MURDERS|
|DIRECTOR||Manuel Martin Cuenca|
In 1994, Pablo Ibar was arrested on a charge of triple homicide in South Florida. The Miramar murders, as they came to be known, were so brutal that they shook the very foundations of the community. The triple murder was recorded on a security camera and the images clearly show two perpetrators executing the victims in cold blood. One of the murderers looks very similar to Pablo Ibar.
Pablo still affirms his innocence to this day. In the year 2000, defended by a legal aid lawyer and after a first trial in 1997 in which the jury was unable to reach a verdict, Pablo is sentenced to death. In desperation, Pablo’s family start a campaign in his native Spain to raise money for the extremely expensive appeal process.
In February 2016, after 16 years on death row, Pablo’s lawyers manage to get the Florida Supreme Court to suspend his execution. The court orders a new trial, ruling that Pablo was sentenced without due process and based on weak, inconsistent evidence.
Pablo Ibar has, by this point, spent 22 years in jail. Back at square one, Pablo’s defence team prepare for a new trial, while the Pablo Ibar Association Against the Death Penalty tries to raise enough funds to pay for it. The District Attorney’s office is still calling for the death penalty for Pablo.
This is his last chance.