Assumptions can get you killed.
Looking in from the outside, all the players seemed to be fairly clearly laid out. The promiscuous husband. The jealous wife. The other woman. The innocent child. When the wife turned up dead, tit seemed to be fairly clear what had happened, and most everyone assumed it would play out as you’d expect.
Not the reporter though. They just knew real life wasn’t so neat, wasn’t so clean, and they kept at it, digging in deeper and deeper. Until the child eventually snapped.
Assumptions can get you killed, like assuming things aren’t as they seem…