We live in a digital world where everything is available to us 24 hours a day; groceries, clothes, holidays, and cars can all be purchased by the pressing of a single finger onto a mouse.
However, sometimes murder too is only a click away. Click For Murder reveals some of the most disturbing crimes in recent history where the internet has been used as a tool to trick, torture, and kill innocent victims lured from a virtual world where nothing was as it seemed.
Chance online encounters lead to tragic tales of obsession and murder, quests for companionship end in bloodshed, and spurned love escalates into a deadly game of lies and deceit. Presented by renowned crime journalist Donal MacIntyre, Click For Murder exposes the darker side of our ever-growing cyber world where one mistake can cost you your life.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Click For Murder - Murder of Joshua Wilkerson - Netflix
On November 16, 2010, eighteen year-old Joshua Wilkerson was murdered by his classmate Hermilo Moralez, who was an illegal immigrant to the United States from Belize. The murder has become a rallying cry by activists pushing for stricter immigration laws. Both boys were students at PACE Center, an alternative school for at-risk students in Pearland, Texas (a suburb of Houston). Wilkerson was reported missing after his abandoned truck was located in a strip mall parking lot. A massive search began on the morning of November 17. Moralez, who was nineteen at the time of the murder, became a suspect when the police noticed him loitering in the area near Wilkerson's abandoned truck. At first he denied having anything to do with the crime, but he gave the police false information about his identity which raised their suspicions. Moralez eventually confessed and led officers to the body. According to court documents, Moralez stated that Wilkerson gave him a ride home from school on November 16th. He claimed they began to argue and got out of the truck. He confessed to using a large wooden rod to beat Wilkerson to death. Moralez stated that he then put the body into Wilkerson's truck and drove to a desolate location where he dumped the body. Wilkerson's body was found with his hands and feet tied. He had been severely beaten, strangled, tortured, and burned. The condition of Wilkerson's body, and the fact that he was tied up, raised questions as to whether the murder was simply an argument that got out of hand, or an intentionally planned murder. Moralez was charged with first-degree murder, failure to identify, and attempting to take a weapon from an officer. Investigators said Moralez, while handcuffed, tried to pull a detective's weapon from his holster as they jumped a fence in a field. He was immediately restrained, police said. He also provided a false identity when he was questioned. During his trial, Moralez took the stand in his own defense and admitted to beating Wilkerson in his home after the two had an argument. Moralez then drove Wilkerson's body across the county line and left it in a rural area. A native of Belize, Moralez was in the US illegally. Wilkerson's murder is often mentioned by those opposing illegal immigration, President Obama's policy on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the DREAM Act. However, DACA wasn't even announced until June, 2012, and implemented in August 2012, so it is not related to the 2010 murder.
Click For Murder - See also - Netflix
Angel Families Illegal immigration to the United States
Click For Murder - References - Netflix