In the Netflix documentary series “American Nightmare,” viewers experience a terrifying journey through the startling circumstances behind Denise Huskins’ kidnapping. This three-part series reveals the shocking turns and changes that made many people think at first that it was a fake based on the movie “Gone Girl.” One of the main characters of the scary story is Matthew Muller. The scary events that happened changed everyone’s lives forever. As we peel back the layers of this creepy story and delve into the “American Nightmare” and the mysterious person at its center, Matthew Muller.
Who is Matthew Muller?
Matthew Muller was in the US Marine Corps and served in Okinawa, Japan. While there, he worked as a reporter and played trumpet in the Marine Corps band. After serving in the war, he did very well in school and graduated with honors. He then got into Harvard Law School. During his third year at Harvard Law School, Muller had health problems. In 2008, he was diagnosed with bipolar illness. Even though he had these problems, he finished and became a lawyer. Before the event, Muller was a lawyer for immigration but had been kicked out of the profession. He was also suspected of sexual assaults and attempted rapes.
Denise Huskins Kidnapping Case:
Muller planned the kidnapping of Denise Huskins from her home in Vallejo, California, in 2015. At first, police thought the case was a fake because it had so many strange and complicated details. Drones were used by Muller to spy on Denise and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn before he broke into their home. He used a fake gun to tie up the couple and made them drink something that would put them to sleep. The victims were blindfolded while Muller played a recorded message, making it look like there was more than one attacker.
Denise was taken from her home in South Lake Tahoe to Muller’s house and held captive there for two days. She was then driven almost 500 miles and freed in Huntington Beach, California. Muller lied to a reporter in San Francisco by using an anonymous email address to say that the kidnapping was the work of high-level crooks.
The police had to wait months to find a link between Muller and the crime. He was finally caught after a break-in in Dublin, California, in June 2015. Muller forgot his phone when he tried to break in, and the investigation that followed showed that he had something to do with Denise Huskins’ theft. He admitted to federal kidnapping charges in 2016 and was given a 40-year prison term.
Denise Huskins’ Kidnapper: Where is Matthew Muller Now?
Matthew Muller is in prison serving his time for the horrible crimes he did. He admitted to federal kidnapping charges in 2016 and was given a 40-year prison term. He is in a mental health center in Solano County, California, right now because he was found not fit to stand trial in November 2020. After that, in 2022, Muller was charged by the state with more crimes linked to the kidnapping of Denise Huskins.
In the state case, Matthew Muller pleaded not guilty to two counts of forcible rape, robbery of an inhabited dwelling, domestic burglary, and false imprisonment. He was then given an extra 31 years in state prison. It’s important to note that Muller is serving both his state sentence and his federal sentence at the same time. Muller, 46, will be parole-eligible in 2049 after finishing his sentence.