Is I Just Killed My Dad on Netflix a true story and where is Anthony Templet now?

I Just Killed My Dad, the latest docuseries to land on Netflix, has true-crime fans desperate to know more about the horrific case

Netflix I Just Killed My Dad: True story and where is Anthony Templet now?
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I Just Killed My Dad, the latest true-crime show to arrive on Netflix, is causing quite the stir. 

True-crime lovers, listen up ‒ another bloodcurdling docuseries has just been released. 

I Just Killed My Dad dropped on Netflix on August 9, joining the US streaming service's already hefty catalog of real-life tragedy content. 

Directed by Skye Borgman, the mastermind behind Girl in the Picture and Abducted in Plain Sight, the three-part docuseries is quickly gaining traction on the platform ‒ and it's not hard to see why. 

I Just Killed My Dad explores the chilling true story of Anthony Templet, a Louisiana teen who fatally shot his father, Burt Templet, in June 2019, before calling the police himself to report the deadly incident. The then 17-year-old was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted manslaughter, but vehemently denied any wrongdoing. 

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Anthony Templet 

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Instead, Anthony told detectives that he killed Burt out of self-defense after the 53-year-old tried to physically attack him. Several members of the Templet family would later claim that Burt was abusive to his son, with allegations of kidnapping, negligence, and assault all surfacing following the teenager's arrest. 

I Just Killed My Dad gets into all the nitty-gritty of the unbelievable case, featuring exclusive interviews with Anthony, his relatives and law enforcement. As well as unpacking what exactly happened on that fateful summer night, it looks into the bigger question of just why the American teen ended his father's life ‒ and what could have been done to prevent it. 

Where is Anthony Templet now? 

Anthony Templet never received a prison sentence for killing his father, despite admitting to pulling the trigger. He was held at a Louisiana correctional facility following his arrest, but was released on bail in December 2019 after six months of incarceration. As he awaited trial, he was mandated to wear a GPS tracking device and to remain under the supervision of his stepmother, Susan. 

In March 2021, Templet was handed a five-year supervised probation period for manslaughter, after pleading no contest to negligent homicide. 

It's believed that he still lives in Louisiana, but details of his day-to-day life remain fairly unknown. The 20-year-old is likely keeping busy, however, with conditions of his sentence requiring him to undergo counseling and hold down either a full-time job or be enrolled in full-time education. He also must receive his GED (General Educational Development) if he wants to remain a free man. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.