Two Shallow Graves has us jumping on our seats ever since its release. Although it focuses more on the aftermath than solving the murders, the audience is thrilled with the courtroom drama and can’t wait to find the actual killer. Did Meritt kill the McStays, or was he defending himself?
Was he proven guilty? Why were the McStays killed in such a cold-blooded manner? The evidence against Meritt is circumstantial, but did he kill them or hide something else? To know more, stream Two Shallow Graves on Investigation Discovery!
When And Where Did Two Shallow Graves Release?
The first three episodes of Two Shallow Graves were released on Investigation Discovery on May 22, 2022, with two episodes being released on each of the following days. The fourth- and fifth episodes were released on May 23, 2022.
The pre-final and final episode will release on May 24, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.
What Are Two Shallow Graves About?
Two Shallow Graves is a documentary series based on the McStay murders in 2010, released on Investigation Discovery.
The seemingly perfect McStay family used to live in Fallbrook, California. The family consisted of the father, Joseph, the mother, Summer, and their two boys, four-year-old Gianni and three-year-old Joseph Jr. One fine day in early February 2010, the family just disappeared into thin air and found their car in a parking lot near the US-Mexican border. Still, there was no trace of them until three years later, when a fellow motorcyclist discovered their remains in two shallow graves in a Californian desert.
As their murders are investigated, their family friend, Charles Meritt, is taken in as the prime suspect after finding that Meritt was stealing their money, and Joseph sent his last voicemail to him.
Till now, Meritt has been able to bypass all the allegations brought against him, claiming that the evidence against him has been misinterpreted. In the end, Charles Meritt was sentenced to death for the gruesome murder of his business partner Joseph and his family.
Is Two Shallow Graves A Real Story?
Two Shallow Graves is based on the real incident of the disappearance of the McStay family on February 4, 2010. The series consists of the investigation and interviews of most people linked to it.
What Happened In The End?
After years of investigation, Charles Meritt was found guilty of the murder of the McStay family on June 10, 2019. He was sentenced to death on January 21, 2020. Through the series, we look at new suspects and the trial of Meritt from both the prosecutor’s and the defender’s point of view.
Are There Any Other Ways To Watch This Documentary Series?
Once the final episode is released, all the episodes will be available for streaming on Discovery+. You can also watch by adding Discovery+ to the Prime Video subscription. The series will also be available on Hulu + Live TV.