Feeling Guilty Enjoying True Crime Stories

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This past week I tore through HBO’s most recent true crime documentary, “Who Killed Garrett Phillips?” — a two part, roughly three-hour long deep dive into the murder of a 12 year old boy in Potsdam, New York, in 2011.

The story grabbed me from the moment it began: how the crime occurred in the blink of an eye, with no eye-witnesses; how the primary suspect — Nick Hillary — was an ex-lover…