Almost Perfect Crimes S03E02: The Rodez Rumourmill

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Rodez, 1817, the public prosecutor Antoine Bernardin Fualdes is discovered floating in the Aveyron waters. France is in the heart of the restoration period, and the struggle between imperialists and Bonapartists is burning on. There are many scores yet to be settled. Fualdes’ trial is the first one in which the media are invited to report the investigation. Rumors and fake confessions are everywhere as the sordid circumstances of his murder come out bit by bit. For three years, this affair enthralled France and the rest of the world.