Storyville: I Will Be Murdered

Confirmed for BBC Four on 25 February at 10.00pm to 11.25pm

Monday 25 February



This week’s Storyville chronicles an extraordinary story of murder, love and political conspiracy triggered when a video of a murdered Guatemalan lawyer surfaced on Youtube in which he foretold his own death and named the culprits.

In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer, went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. In a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world, such killings were not uncommon. But what was extraordinary is that Rodrigo Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed.

Rosenberg’s lover had been murdered a few weeks before, driving Rosenberg to investigate a case which, he told friends, he feared would lead to his death. In a video he recorded days before he died, he accused the President of his murder. It became a Youtube sensation, prompting crowds to take to the street demanding the President’s resignation. But the subsequent investigation into Rosenberg’s death would take multiple twists and turns, before reaching a stunning revelation.