Nobody Shoots Themselves Four Times: Did Chris Spotz?
Are we finally about to find out what really happened to Adea Shabani?
The release of Episode 10 of To Live and Die in L.A. was delayed last week. The host, Neil Strauss, provided a special announcement explaining that the delay was originally due to technical difficulties, but that during that delay new “case changing” information has emerged. He then provides a chapter of the next episode that follows him and private detective Jayden Bryant as they examine Chris Spotz’ Toyota Tacoma truck for clues.
While examining the truck they discover many inconsistencies. The truck has been impacted by a “PIT maneuver” that they are told would not be common practice for the police to conduct. The bullet-holes in the car do not align with the report that Chris shot himself, as they entered left to right and Chris was right-handed. There are also four of them, to which Jayden responds “nobody shoots themselves four times.” In Chris’ personal effects, they find everything from scripts and self-help books to erectile dysfunction medication and crystal meth. Jayden also discovers what he refers to as “bean bag rounds” which are not meant to be fatal and can be used by police to apprehend a suspect without killing them. Jayden also offers that those rounds could have been released as a cover-up. In the final moments of the chapter, the two discover Chris’ journals, from which they read “I need to tell my mother about this, she needs to know.”
With almost every episode of To Live and Die in L.A. we seem to find ourselves further and further away from the truth of what really happened to Adea Shabani. From ‘Gone Girl” theories, to Eastern European mafia ties, to Chris Spotz’ biological father’s history of abuse, we still do not seem to be any closer to solving this case. Hopefully Neil will provide clarity in the upcoming episodes, and bring some sort of closure to both Adea & Chris’ families.