Worst Roommate Ever: The Real-Life Cases Behind Netflix’s Latest True Crime Series

Netflix viewers were captivated by the horror stories of their housemate on Worst roommate evera new Netflix true crime anthology.

Airing on the streaming service on Tuesday (February 1), the series tells the story of people who move in with strangers, only to have them become soulmates from hell.

The five-part documentary series covers four cases, all of which take place in North and South America.

Learn more about the real-life stories below…

Dorothea Puente

Episode one of Worst roommate ever focuses on Dorothea Puente, the so-called “Madame of the House of Death” who killed at least nine people in the eighties.

Puente, then in her fifties, lived in Sacramento, California, where she ran a motel from 1982 to 1988.

Her first victim was Ruth Monroe, 61, a boarding house who died of a drug overdose, which Puente told police was a suicide.

She then served three years in prison from 1982 after being accused of drugging and stealing from an elderly man.

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When she got out of prison, she went back to running the boarding house. Puente has worked alongside local social workers, as she is known to take on “difficult cases”..

Most of the residents at her home are elderly or mentally disabled, and Puente withdrew cash for a social security check after their death.

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After the disappearance of one of her tenants, who had a developmental disability and schizophrenia, in 1988 police discovered seven bodies buried on the property.

Puente was charged with nine murders and convicted three times, with the jury unable to weigh in on the remaining six.

She died in prison in March 2011, still asserting her innocence.

KC Joy

Another story mentioned in Worst roommate ever by 36-year-old college student Maribel Ramos.

Ramos, who served in the Iraq war, went missing in May 2013 in Santa Ana, California. She is reported missing by her family, with a friend starting a Yelp sequence in hopes of finding her.

One user asking if Ramos’ roommate was KC Joy was questioned by police. On the website, Joy shared details about the police investigation, but continued to refer to Ramos in the past.

Her friends are skeptical, but Joy insists it was simply a mistake because English is not his native language.

Joy was put under surveillance in the days after Ramos went missing and was quickly discovered when searching the library’s computer, how long it took for the body to decompose. He also looked up where the police were linked to a certain location, her body discovered in a canyon in that area.

During the trial, authorities said that Joy and Ramos argued over rent the night before her death. Prosecutors allege that he loved her and the feelings were not reciprocated.

Joy was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Youssef Khater

Youssef Khater is the con man who attacked Callie Quinn, a college graduate with whom he lived in a large house in Santiago, Chile in 2011.

Khater had borrowed money from some of their housemates and needed to pay, then one night lured Quinn to visit an apartment he had promised to rent to her and a friend.

Khater hit Quinn in the head with a metal piece and strangled her, before wrapping her in a tarp and attempting to bury her alive under the ashes.

She suffered a concussion, scratched her cornea, damaged her larynx and had to have nine stitches on her head.

Khater stated that he needed to return to Denmark after his mother died, but instead, he waited at his girlfriend’s house before the power went out.


Quinn’s case is solved by lawyer Rocío Berríos, who learns that Khater is actually not a marathon runner, but a fraudster.

Quinn’s story eventually gained national attention, with one man being contacted and claiming they had raised $8,000 to sponsor Khater in a race, only for him to win. I dropped out of school at the last minute.

He then stopped returning their messages and disappeared when a doctor’s report said he was medically fine to operate and then claimed that the man actually owed him. It also turns out that he had previously attacked a British athlete named Dominic Rayner and had a history of stealing and fraud.

Khater was arrested in August and issued a statement saying he was not responsible for attacking Quinn. He later admitted that he hit her in the head, but never intended to kill her.

Khater was found guilty of attempted murder and fraud, serving a total of 602 days in prison. However, he served more than half of them while awaiting trial.

Jamison Bachman

Jamison Bachman’s case is troubling, two volumes of Worst roommate ever dedicated to it.

The story begins in Philadelphia in 2017, when Alex Miller posted an online ad for her spare bedroom.

The man who took it was “Jed Creek”, he said he was an attorney in New York but needed somewhere to stay nearby while members of his family were sick.

Miller gave the man a room even though the check he signed for her had no address or name, but things quickly went awry when he argued with her about his pets and payments. bills, theft, and rent deductions.

She soon discovers that “Creek” is actually Jamison Bachman, a mass squatter. Instead of working as a lawyer, he spends his days hanging around the neighborhood while gradually taking over their house.

At least four former roommates said Bachman refused to pay the rent and ended up becoming violent with them.

Miller tried to get rid of Bachman by throwing a big party while he was tutoring online to show he wasn’t welcome.

The next day, however, he attacked Miller in the bathroom, choking her and stabbing her in the thigh.

He was arrested but was bailed by his brother. When his sister-in-law said she didn’t want him in the house anymore, he beat his brother to death, robbing his sister’s credit card and car.

Bachman hid in a hotel, where he was arrested and charged with murder in December 2017. However, he died by suicide in prison before his trial could begin.

Worst roommate ever now available on Netflix.

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Tom Vazquez

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