Motion: A murder hits home

A Murder Hits Home


Maria Avelina Palaguachi-Cela and her two-year-old son, Brian, were found bludgeoned to death in a dumpster in Brockton, Massachusetts in February, 2011. The killer was suspected to be her former roommate, Luis Guaman, and he fled to his native Ecuador before police found the bodies. Maria and her son were post-humously repatriated to be buried in their home village of General Morales in Ecuador's impoverished southern highlands. This is the story of their journey after death. 

This video was part of a winning entry for the 2012 "Outstanding Photographer Emmy" New England Market.