hi guys how are you today
my name is Bailey Syrian
and today is Monday
which means murder mystery and makeup
so today’s case involves
words that I’m having a hard time pronouncing
and of course
when I’m looking into this case
and I’m reading all into it
I’m like yeah
yeah yeah yeah
and then it comes down to me
pronouncing it
like the names and stuff
and I’m like
why did I do this to myself
look we’re going to Brazil
okay the name of the city is
I watched 1t of pronunciation videos
okay come on
Bailey Sal bao
Sal bao wait
Sal bao Brazil
did I say it
this is embarrassing anyways
so if you are new here
every Monday I’ve been doing murder mystery and makeup
where I sit down
I get ready
I do my makeup
and I talk about a true crime
that has caught my interest
something that’s on my mind
and we just have an open discussion
today I’m going to be talking about Suzanne
von Richthofen
we’re gonna talk about her
this happened back in 2002 in Brazil
south South Korea
you know what
guess I can’t go to Brazil
should I do a dramatic voice
when I talk about these things
suzanne’s father was a German engineer
so suzanne’s father was a German engineer
and her mother was a Brazilian of Lebanese descent
working as a psychiatrist
very smart successful parents
Suzanne also had a younger brother Andreas
this is so embarrassing
Andre I can’t roll my r’s
and Andre you know what Andreas
This is why I stick with cathy’s
Suzanne had a younger brother Andreas
who was born in 1987
susanna studied at a German high school
and then went to study law at a Catholic university
so she was very smart
she was described as happy
a little shy
and was known to have a really good relationship
with her family
her brother
her mom and dad
like everyone got along
and they seemed like a happy family
every single one of these stories goes right
am I right so far
her parents were very successful
so they lived in a really nice neighborhood
it was a gated community
it was a beautiful home
she was well educated
and she was pretty
she was blonde she’s cute
the estimated
wealth of the family was 55 million dollars
and there were 2 anonymous accounts in Swiss banks
containing at least 10 million euros
which were opened by suzanne’s father
when she turned 18
2001 summer 1999
she started practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu
and that’s where she met Daniel
her and Daniel hit it off
she thought he was cute
he thought she was cute
and they ended up becoming a boyfriend and girlfriend
reports had that
like the relationship happened pretty quick
you know when you’re a teenager
you’re not really taking anything slow
you’re like
you meet someone
you get into a relationship right away
not everyone
but you know
you don’t really get to know the person
her parents were okay with their relationship at first
they liked him
and they thought he was really nice
so the parents being okay with the relationship
did not last long
so after some time
they realized that Daniel
the boyfriend
that he was just smoking weed 24 7
he didn’t have a job
he wasn’t going to school
he just wasn’t doing anything with his life
and they didn’t like that
and they didn’t want that
for their daughter
well he just wasn’t doing anything with his life
and you know
how parents can be
they just don’t understand teenagers
so they were really pressuring
Susan to end it with Daniel okay
he wasn’t benefiting her in any way
they didn’t want her daughter wasting her time with him
and they certainly did not want
their daughter getting into drugs
or just who knows what this boy’s up to
so naturally
of course she’s not gonna break up with him
no I was reading about the story whatever
and it said that the mom and dad went on vacation
right for a month
who goes on a vacation
for a month
anyways so Mom and Dad went on a vacation
for a month
where I don’t know
I couldn’t find where
and while they were on vacation
Suzanne had her boyfriend
Daniel move in with her
into the family home
while they were gone
but she’s already
she’s turning into this rebellious teenager
we know how this goes
okay so then
a month goes by
and her parents return
when her parents returned
she asked her mom and dad if
they would buy her her own apartment
that way she could live with Daniel
and she could have some freedom
and just do whatever she likes
when you’re teenagers
really all you wanna do
is move out
of your parents house
she knew that
they had the money
her dad her father
quickly shut that down
he was like nope
you are not moving in with him
you’re not getting a place with him
no no and no
her mother and father
being you know
the good parents
that they are were like
you can move out
just make money
get a job make your own money
and you could afford your own place
Suzanne did not like that idea
again the teenage brain
you just think
like no Mom
that’s not how it works
so Suzanne kept seeing Daniel
and as their relationship progressed
there became a strain on
the relationship
with Suzanne
and her parents
they really wanted Suzanne
to end the relationship with Daniel
they kept pressuring her to end it
and Suzanne of course
just did not want to
so she just really wasn’t budging
so then finally
suzanne’s parents gave an ultimatum
break up with Daniel
or we’re gonna stop giving you an allowance
see Suzanne was
still receiving an allowance
from her parents
and they were
about to cut it off
because Suzanne was not
obeying the family at all
so they’re saying
break up with him
or you’re not gonna get your allowance
that simple
but a lot of us don’t think
to do this next thing
this is a mess
okay October 31st
2002 Suzanne
and her brother
went to a cyber cafe
to play video games
and meet up
with friends
then Suzanne
met up with Daniel
and daniel’s brother
his name is Christian
so daniel’s 21
and Christian is 26
so earlier that day
Suzanne had deactivated the home
security cameras
at the parents
house at her house
she deactivated them
she turned off the
alarm system
and this would
trigger the alarm
if somebody opens the door
obviously the security cameras
would be there
to catch anybody
coming in and out
so she turns all of that off suspicious
suspicious Daniel the boyfriend
and Christian the brother
pull into the home
she opens up the gates
and they pull into the garage
they put on their hoods from their jackets
and they head into the home
so Suzanne goes in first
Suzanne goes up the stairs
to make sure that her parents are indeed there sleeping
she comes back downstairs
to let the boys know they’re upstairs handle it
she didn’t say that
but like I think that’s what she said
Suzanne sat on the couch
and both of the boys headed upstairs
to the parents room
the 2 brothers had iron bars with them
iron bars and they started to beat the parents
with these iron beat them
they started to beat them
they bashed their heads in
we’ll try to at least
but the parents did not die
they were still alive
and they were holding on
because they were being attacked
the parents
obviously were screaming and yelling
they were being loud apparently
so that’s when Daniel decided to run to the bathroom
and grab wet towels
put it over their face
to drown out the noises
guess they also tried to strangle the parents with the
towels as well
apparently the parents were still not dying
they were not dying
so of course
because these are bright young men
they decide to go downstairs and grab a jug of water
because well
Daniel goes downstairs to grab a jug of water
and because he got this idea to drown the parents
with a jug of water
now that’s all I could find
was that Daniel Drought
was trying to drown the parents with this jug of water
but I don’t really know what that means
and then I read one website that said
they just strangled them with a towel
but okay daniel’s pouring water on their faces
this did indeed kill
suzanne’s father
so suzanne’s father passed away
but suzanne’s mother was still holding on to dear life
so the boys
Daniel and Christian
they ended up getting a plastic bag
they tied it around her head
and they waited until she suffocated and died
they died a very like slow
painful death
which is so sad to Zan
was just on the couch the whole time
which I don’t believe that
but whatever
I wasn’t there
so what do I know
so once the mother had died
and things had quieted down
Suzanne went upstairs
to make sure
are they dead
and then the 3 of them came up with a plan
to stage the scenes
they wanted to make it look like there was a robbery
in the house
so they’re so dumb and sloppy
they scattered some papers around
but it wasn’t like messy
I guess it was like
you could tell
it was a perfect
little scatter of papers
they also took a bunch of money from the parents room
they just kind of shuffled things around
to make it look like it was indeed a break in
this part of the plan
that they had
was just done so poorly
they did not think this through
they staged a break in
and the break in
didn’t even look like a break in
it looked like someone staged it
apparently they left behind some
important stuff
like they left behind a cell phone
one report said that they left behind a gun
my thought was
if they had a gun
why wouldn’t they use it
when they were attacking the parents
because they seemed to be having a really hard time
I shouldn’t have picked one with a language barrier
that was a bad call on my end
but what I do know was
it was sloppy
but the one thing that they did take off with
was 1t of money
good for them
they’re gonna start their life
with all this money
Cha ching so
then their idea was okay
let’s go check into a hotel
and use that
like as an alibi
see we were at a hotel
and then Christian
the Daniels brother
he went to a fast food restaurant again
to use like
as an alibi
I’m assuming
showing the receipt
at this time
he was at this fast food restaurant
so they were trying to get their alibi straight
after some time
Suzanne then checked out of the hotel
and she went to go pick up her brother
he was still at the cyber cafe
so she went to go pick him up
Christian and Daniel had left
picks her brother up
and they head home
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so Suzanne picks up her brother
from the Internet cafe
they go back to the house
and then that’s when they discover
the family together
obviously for the brother
it was like tragic
both of his parents are dead
looks like someone broke in
they instantly called the police
and when the police got there
they were told that somebody broke in
and killed their parents
but the police knew
by looking at the scene
no this looks a little fishy
police suspected that
it was somebody close to the family
just because of how it was done
somebody who knew them
they also noted that the alarm system was turned off
so somebody had to be inside of the house
and that was a red flag
this break in
looked there were papers
kind of like
scattered perfectly around
it just seemed a little bit more planned
than the family was making it out to be
so so they suspected sister and brother in general
but then they narrowed it down to Suzanne
and the reason that they narrowed it down to just
Suzanne was because it was her 19th birthday
the next day
and she had friends over to the house
and her boyfriend
and they were hanging out
celebrating her birthday
and swimming in the pool
her parents just died
and you’re having a party
super suspicious
come on girl
sloppy so that’s why investigators
really cute
in on Suzanne
and also her boyfriend
oops oh my gosh
so Christian
the brother
daniel’s brother
he ended up buying a motorcycle
like a couple days later after
the murders
and he paid cash for it
now coming from his background
he didn’t come from a good neighborhood
he didn’t have a job
this rose red flags
because where did he get that money from
so that was stupid on his end
he couldn’t wait a little bit longer
he did it just a few days after the murders
Christian was the first one to get arrested
and he paid in all 100 bills
so you got something to do with this
after being questioned by police
Suzanne eventually broke down
and she confessed to killing her parents
and this actually turned into like
a huge media focus case
because of the big contrast between the 2 brothers
Daniel and Christian
and Suzanne
this is so sad
but it’s just
we stereotype
when you look at the 2 brothers
they looks like criminals
okay Suzanne was this pretty
blonde hair girl
people did not want to believe
that Suzanne had anything to do with this
there’s just
they were all on her side
like no she didn’t do it
there’s no way
the brothers did it
so it created like
a really big divide
Suzanne was just well educated
she spoke 3 different languages
there’s no way she killed her parents
what was the motive
she already had money
public was heavily questioning
whether Suzanne did this or not
there was actually a TV interview with Suzanne
and she was talking about what had happened
playing the victim
but there’s this part
where she was getting coached by her attorney
the cameras were rolling
and this guy
leans in and tells Suzanne
when you’re talking about it
make sure to cry
and cry loud and cry hard
because then people will believe you more
so the camera is caught him
coaching Suzanne
how to act and they rolled it on TV
so that’s when everyone was like
okay she did it
we take everything back
she did it honestly
it was looking like Suzanne
could have potentially gotten away with this
just because everyone was on her side
but that TV interview
is what really sealed the deal
July 2006 4 years after the murders
Suzanne Daniel and Christian were put on trial
for first degree murder
Suzanne pointed the finger
and put the blame on Daniel and Christian
saying it was their idea
and they were the ones who did it
her lawyer also said that there was no motive
and she was directed to follow through with the
crime by Daniel
she looked up to him as a god
and it was just
she was obsessed with him
she was so in love with him
that’s why she went along with it
but Daniel and Christian
pointed the finger back at Suzanne
saying it was all her idea
they followed through with it
because they were gonna get some of the money
sounded like
a promising future for them
in different documents
it was saying that in court
Susanna had no emotion
she wasn’t crying at all
and both brothers
cried a lot
throughout the trial
there was a point
where Suzanne started to laugh when
they were being questioned
which isn’t a good look in court
they had a motive
they knew what the motive was
and why Suzanne did it
her parents
passed away
Suzanne was going to inherit
from her parents
she wouldn’t have to go to school
she could move out
with Daniel
she could just live this awesome life
without having to work
so that’s like
this teenage girl’s dream in court
they also made a lot of low blow
so Suzanne said that
her father was sexually abusing her
and also that her parents were alcoholics
she was just pulling
everything she could
out of a hat
she’s like yeah
what about this
though okay
they’re alcoholics
now yep uh huh
oh no okay uh
sexually abused me
yeah he did that
but Andreas
her younger brother testified
and actually
their parents were not alcoholics
there was no
sexual abuse happening
in the autopsy
of the parents
they found no alcohol
in their bloodstream
does that prove that
they’re alcoholics or not
no not necessarily
but it didn’t really help her
claim at all
prosecutors said that
Susanna was the mastermind
behind all of it
and they wanted to give her 50 years in prison
that was the goal
July 22 2006
is when Suzanne Christian
and Daniel all got sentenced
so Suzanne ended up getting
40 years in prison
Christian and Daniel got 38 years
in prison in 2009
Suzanne appealed
she wanted to get
house arrest
which it was denied
in 2011 suzanne’s younger brother Andreas
he sued his sister
for half of the inheritance
she got from her parents
so brazil’s different
with their laws
obviously so
she was still
going to be able to get the money
when she gets out of jail
if it was in her name
she was still
gonna be able to get the money
so even though she went to prison
she has something to look forward to
when she gets out
as long as it’s in her name
it’s still hers
but her younger brother
had sued her
for half of the inheritance
so he ended up winning
and he got everything
also in Brazil
I was reading that
they have this law where
if you’re in prison
as long as it’s not
like some horrendous crime
you have good behavior
you can actually get out of prison
for holidays
so Suzanne got out
on mother’s Day Christmas
there was another holiday too
just every holiday
if you have good behavior
they actually release you from prison
for up to 7 days
and then you come back
and you finish up your sentence
isn’t that weird
it’s kind of interesting
I wonder how that works out for them
like is that a
successful thing
I could imagine
it might be good
but it could also be very
very bad so
to this day
sitting her ass in prison
she only got 50 years
so once she’s out she’s done
first and foremost
just wanna apologize
to all of Brazil
for mispronouncing everything
lesson learned
but other than that
she obviously did it
she was entitled
she was a spoiled
little brat
and she was
a narcissist
random thought
do you think
if Suzanne had broken up
with Daniel
do you think
she would have
still killed her parents
or do you think nothing
would have happened
I guess the
moral of the
story here is kids suck
I don’t know
I don’t know
because it sounded like
they were raising
their daughter
really well
do you think
people are just born like that
or did she learn that
anyways I hope
you have a good day today
you make good choices
thank you so much
for hanging out with me today
and I will be seeing you guys later bye