Jennifer Carole, whose father Lyman Smith was slain alongside his wife, Charlene, in their Ventura home in 1980, alleges that HBO told her the docuseries would use a blurred out version of crime scene photos. Carole appears on I'll Be Gone in the Dark to talk about the killing. But when the HBO docuseries' third episode aired, the photos were shown uncensored. "It's so upsetting to me," said Carole on her podcast The Lawyer's Daughter, sharing an email exchange she had with HBO, according to SF Gate. Carole says she is not sure where HBO obtained the crime scene photos, as they have not been released to the public. "I'm so sorry that everybody wants to have this delusion that Michelle McNamara was going to solve this case. It's a shared delusion. It's magical thinking," Carole says on her podcast. "But it also led a lot of people to do a lot of really bad, negligent, risky things to put our whole case — our whole case — at risk because of this delusion."