In 2014, the Andreacchio family suffered a tragic loss, the death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio. Host Dennis Cooper travel’s to Lauderdale, Mississippi to visit Christian’s mother Rae and the rest of his family. Rae, laments the time lost with her son as their 4 year struggle for justice continues. From Black Mountain Media and Tenderfoot TV, this is Culpable.
Oh, this is definitely a homicide. We’re not gonna stop until we get something done, some resolution about this.
– Rae Andreacchio, Christian’s mom
I think this is the hardest thing any parent could ever live through. I believe that. We don’t get ourselves prepared for this.
– Pastor at Christian’s funeral
In episode 1, host Dennis Cooper travels with producers Mark and Jacob to the Andreacchio home in Dalewood, Mississippi. They live on a lake, and Christian’s mom Rae gives Dennis a tour of their home. She shows him Christian’s pride and joy dirt bike and some other mementos that were important to Christian.
Dennis sits down with Rae and Todd, Christian’s parents and gets to hear more of their story and more about what Christian was like as a person. He was full of life, well-liked by others, and always the life of the party. Rae also shares with Dennis the DVD from Christian’s funeral, in which the pastor gives an emotional talk and helps you see what a tragic loss this is.
Dennis goes outside and talks with Josh, Christian’s older brother and Josh shares more about how he heard about Christian’s death. When Josh went to the apartment for the first time after Christian died, he describes the apartment as being completely trashed, with blood spatter on the outside of the bathroom door.
Rae shares about when she heard the news and about her initial interactions with law enforcement. She was told that she needed to go home and accept her son’s suicide, but she has never once doubted that her son did not kill himself. In fact, for the past few years she has been doing her own investigating and has accumulated a mound of information related to his case, and she shares this information with Dennis. Not only are the Andreacchio’s confident that Christian’s death was a homicide, they are confident his case can be solved.
Executive producers: Dennis Cooper, Jacob Bozarth, Mark Minnery, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
Additional production: Whitney Bozarth, Courtney Cooper, Meredith Steadman and Mason Lindsey
Audio editing, mixing and mastering by Resonate Recordings
Theme music and score by Dirt Poor Robins
Additional music in this episode titled Flames by Lovers and Madmen
Cover art by Drew Bardana
Special thanks to Mike Hynes, Sheila Wysocki and Lance Black