American Justice: Death of a Bride DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
A murder caught on camera is the focus for a look at the ongoing debate about crimes of passion.
For Gladys Ricart, September 26, 1999 was to be the realization of a life-long dream. That morning at her home in Ridgefield, New Jersey, a videographer recorded all the preparations for her wedding. With the film running, Gladys gave flowers to her bridesmaids as her ex-boyfriend, Agustin Garcia, burst in with a gun and shot her three times. She died within minutes.
DEATH OF A BRIDE reports that until that moment Garcia had been a leader of the Dominican community in Manhattan. The shocking crime and the revealing videotape attracted wide media attention and public interest. Defense attorneys alleged that Gladys had led a double life, that despite her engagement to another man, her relationship with Garcia had been ongoing and that Garcia knew nothing about the planned wedding. His attorneys argued that he was so shocked and enraged to see the woman he loved preparing to marry another man that the shooting was a crime of passion--making it manslaughter rather than murder. AMERICAN JUSTICE® takes a hard look at the case and into the fervent debate about the nature of crimes of passion.