Know the story of Heidi Paz murder on Netflix latest docuseries ‘Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story’

Here’s everything you need to know about the docuseries “Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story”.


The murder case involving the multi-identity and extremely secretive Spanish chef César Román is the subject of this crime documentary. Renowned restaurateur Román, known as the “king of cachopo” (a speciality from northern Spain’s Asturias region that resembles a cordon bleu), was arrested in November 2018 for the murder and disfigurement of his 25-year-old Honduran girlfriend Heidi Paz. After these horrifying crimes, he fled Madrid quickly and worked as a waiter in a Zaragoza restaurant using a false identity. The authorities eventually apprehended him there following a three-month nationwide search. The trial of Román, held in Spain and culminating in a guilty verdict in 2021, was extensively reported in the media.

About Heidi Paz murder

They got to know each other when Heidi Paz started working at César Román’s cider company in Madrid in April of 2018. Their relationship took off right away, and they finally moved in together. Conversely, Paz sent him a note in June of that year stating that she was beginning to have second thoughts about their relationship. On August 5, she tried again to contact him before she went back. Following that, Román fled Madrid and began working under a false identity as a restaurant employee in Zaragoza, Spain. Román killed her, sliced her body into pieces, and put the fragments in a suitcase, according to the reports. Román’s trial attracted a lot of media attention prior to his conviction in 2021.

Throughout the trial, he maintained his innocence and claimed that his ex-girlfriend had either been killed by a suspected drug group or was still alive in Honduras. Román was given a sentence of 15 years in prison following a majority guilty ruling, and he is currently serving that time. He was also forced to pay over €250,000 in compensation to the victim’s mother and kids.

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Release Date

Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story had already released on Netflix on May 10, 2024.

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