New Netflix documentary What Jennifer Did tells the chilling story of Jennifer Pan, a 24-year-old who was accused of conspiring to have her parents killed.


On 8th November 2020, three armed men broke into the Pan household in Ontario, Canada.

They killed Pan’s mother, Bich Ha Pan, and shot her father, Huei Hann Pan, in the head and shoulder before fleeing the scene.

It was intended to look like a robbery gone wrong, but as investigators delved into the crime, there were a few unusual details that raised their suspicions, and police began to wonder if Jennifer knew more than originally believed.

With the new documentary, which comes to our screens courtesy of American Murder: The Family Next Door director Jenny Popplewell, now available to watch on Netflix, read on for everything you need to know about the case.

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For years, Jennifer Pan had lied to her parents that she had been attending university, studying to be a pharmacist, even going as far as to forge a diploma.

During the time she spent lying to her parents, Pan worked as a waitress and began dating a high school friend, Daniel Wong, who her parents disapproved of and forbade her from seeing when they found out the truth.

Pan was accused of organising a plot to murder her parents with the help of Wong. It was alleged that in 2010, David Mylvaganam, Lenford Crawford and Eric Carty were hired as hitmen and shot and killed Pan's mother, Bich Ha and wounded her father, Huei Hann.

Pan's father was in a coma which meant she was the eyewitness to the murder, but that changed when her father came out of a coma and told the public his daughter was familiar with those who broke into their home.

Pan admitted during her trial that she had previously tried to have her father murdered, but claimed she abandoned that plan and insisted the eventual attack was a home invasion committed by men she didn't recognise.

Where is Jennifer Pan now?

A photo go a young Jennifer Pan holding flowers and a framed certificate.
Jennifer Pan. Netflix

In 2015, Jennifer Pan was sentenced to life in prison after she was found guilty of both first-degree murder and attempted murder, with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

Daniel Wong, David Mylvaganam, and Lenford Crawford also received a life sentence with the same possibility of parole. Eric Carty's case was a mistrial but the following year, he was sentenced to 18 years after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit murder. He died in prison in 2018.

As per Netflix, Pan is currently still in prison and maintains her innocence. In 2023, the Court of Appeal for Ontario overturned the first-degree murder conviction for Pan, Wong, Mylvaganam and Crawford.

It was argued that the jury should have been given the option to choose second-degree murder or manslaughter as possible verdicts.

At the time of writing, the Supreme Court of Canada is in the process of determining if it will review the case.

What Jennifer Did is available to watch on Netflix now. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.


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