Brother's Keeper
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Bill, Delbert, Roscoe and Lyman Ward, were four barely literate bachelor brothers, aged 59 to 71, living in squalor on their 99-acre dairy farm in Munnsville, a rural town in central New York. Then, on June 7, 1990, Delbert was arrested and signed a confession stating that he'd suffocated his brother Bill the previous night, in the bed they'd shared for decades. For 10 months thereafter, Delbert maintained his innocence, and the people of Munnsville rallied behind him.

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A discomforting, almost surreal study of a rural murder case, which offers fascinating insights about both family and community dynamics."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"documentaries truly can be as suspenseful and dramatic as any fictional narrative."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Offers a bizarre and fascinating look at the dynamics of community."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The excellent humanistic documentary is a rich slice of life piece of Americana."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A wonderfully touching film filled with tension, heartache and amazing twists."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"A stirring, emotionally complicated documentary with a timeless theme: murder."
‑ Jake Euker,
‑ Christopher Null,
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