Real Mari Gilbert of Netflix’s Lost Girls Was Murdered in 2016

Sarra Gilbert stabbed her mother, Mari Gilbert, over 200 times, and was convicted of second-degree murder six years after Shannan Gilbert was found.

Sarra’s mental health struggles are foreshadowed in the film.

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Warning, because this gets graphic: As Sarra Gilbert later testified in court, on July 26, 2016, she stabbed Mari Gilbert with a kitchen knife 227 times in Mari’s Ellenville, NY apartment. Sarra also stripped off her mother’s clothes and severely beat her head with a fire extinguisher. As she told the jury, Sarra believed Mari, “was evil. She deserved to die.”