Hulu’s latest true-crime documentary, “Demons and Saviors,” has arrived. The movie, which premiered Aug. 3, tells the story of Christina Boyer, a girl who was rumored to have telekinetic skills as a baby and was imprisoned for the homicide of her 3-year-old daughter as an grownup. The documentary lets Boyer inform her story by a collection of interviews carried out over the phone, and options quite a lot of conversations with individuals who have usually wildly totally different views on her story.

“Demons and Saviors” would not supply simple solutions. As a substitute it focuses on the details, leaving viewers to determine how they really feel about Boyer’s story. Here is what we all know for positive concerning the case.

Boyer was born in 1996 in Columbus, OH. On the age of 14, per ABC Information, she started making headlines for her obvious psychic skills. In accordance with Boyer, all of it started when unusual occasions started occurring round her home, similar to lights flashing on and off and a tv taking part in after it had been unplugged. Her adoptive mother and father, John and Joan Resch, have been extraordinarily spiritual and believed Boyer was possessed, in order that they referred to as a neighborhood priest to carry out an exorcism, and likewise summoned the native paper to doc what was happening. Boyer then grew to become the topic of a nationwide obsession, and reviews have been claiming that Boyer was telekinetic — aka able to shifting objects with solely her thoughts. Quickly, she was nicknamed “The Poltergeist Girl” by the media.

Boyer finally moved away from her household, whom she alleges was abusive within the documentary, and entered a wedding that she alleges was additionally abusive. By 22, she had a 3-year-old daughter named Amber and was relationship a neighborhood man named David Herrin, per ABC Information. She was dwelling in Carrollton, GA, which was the place psychologists Invoice Roll and Jeannie Lagle additionally resided. Roll and Lagle had studied Boyer’s skills prior to now, and Boyer had begun engaged on a e-book about her reported skills with Lagle when every part modified.

On April 14, 1992, Amber was discovered useless at Boyer’s residence. In accordance with Boyer, she herself had been at Lagle’s home through the time of Amber’s loss of life, and her daughter had been in Herrin’s care when she was killed. Lagle later corroborated her account.

Boyer and Herrin have been each arrested for Amber’s homicide. Per ABC, a medical expert discovered that Amber had died from a blow to the top, however stated she additionally had indicators of ongoing bodily abuse that appeared to have occurred days previous to the homicide. To keep away from a trial and potential loss of life sentence, Boyer agreed to a plea cut price. Herrin, for his half, was acquitted of homicide and convicted of cruelty to youngsters, and served 11 years of a 20-year sentence earlier than his launch in 2011.

Right this moment, a gaggle of supporters who name themselves “Team Tina” have been working to exonerate Boyer, saying she couldn’t have dedicated the crime.

“Demons and Saviors” is now streaming on Hulu.