Thread of Deceit is being called the most shocking true-crime documentary of all-time

8 April 2020, 12:52 | Updated: 8 April 2020, 12:56

Jennifer drove the family SUV off a cliff with all six children inside.
Jennifer drove the family SUV off a cliff with all six children inside. Picture: Align Entertainment

By Sophie Thompson

A Thread of Deceit: The Hart Family Tragedy is a new documentary following the story of Jennifer Hart, who drove her wife Sarah and six adopted children off a cliff in 2018, in a tragic murder-suicide.

We're all hooked on true crime documentaries - and whether it's Tiger King you're binge-watching one day or The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez the next, we've found the latest epic retelling to tide you over the next few hours.

Enter, A Thread of Deceit: The Hart Family Tragedy.

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Jennifer and Sarah Hart, with their six killed adopted children.
Jennifer and Sarah Hart, with their six killed adopted children. Picture: Facebook

You may remember back in 2018, the tragic story of a murder-suicide on the Pacific Coast Highway, California, that shocked the world when Jennifer Hart, drove her wife Sarah and their six adopted children off a cliff, killing them all, and the documentary is set to look at the events surrounding what happened - especially since the incident was initially dubbed an accident.

The children, 19-year-old Markis, 16-year-old Hannah, 14-year-old's Jeremiah and Abigail, 12-year-old Sierra and 15-year-old Devonte (whose body was never found) were all tragically killed in the incident, and suspicions began unfolding when toxicology reports showed two of them had levels of allergy drugs in their systems that would cause them to feel drowsy, and Sarah had taken approximately 42 doses.

She had also searched on her phone for ways to end her family’s lives prior to the crash, including, “How easily can I overdose on over-the-counter medication?”

When cops dug further, the couple's internet history proved they had been searching how to commit suicide, just days before it happened, and Jennifer, who was driving at the time, was drunk when it happened.

Sarah had also previously been investigated for child abuse a few years previously in 2011 for hitting one of her daughters - an assault that would only see her sentenced to a year of community service.

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Creators of the documentary have said it's been made because they knew “a handful of people that were close to the family” prior to it, and "felt it crucial to allow the friends who were silenced by harassment to be able to speak their point of view", as well as, "to share the cold hard facts from the investigation and inquest without sugar-coating it.”

It will feature home videos self-recorded by the family prior to their deaths, as well as interviews with the people closest to them.

The documentary dropped on Prime Video on 7th April, and is available to stream now.

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