A Death In The Family

TX: Channel 4


50 mins, Documentary

Director: John Akomfrah

Producers: Lina Gopaul and David Lawson

A film about greed and desire.

Rechard Cajee was a devoted and adoring husband, a postal worker who regularly worked long hours at night at the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office in London.

On 3rd July 1997 Rechard Cajee was found brutally murdered in his bed by his wife and stepfather. He had been shot several times in the back of the head.

The police’s initial impressions of the scene at the Cajee’s house, South Woodford, London were that Rechard Cajee had disturbed burglars, who had then fought with him and shot him repeatedly. Missing from the perfectly immaculate terraced house was £10,000 in cash and valuable jewellery of Farah Cajee’s, Rechard’s wife. However, all was not as perfect as it seemed on the surface in the Cajee household…