‘The Law According To Lidia Poet’ Episode 4: Recap And Ending, Explained: Did Margherita Kill Professor Braschi?

In the previous episode of “The Law According To Lidia Poet,” Lidia didn’t give up on her tenacity and went on to find clues about Antonio Muraro’s murder. In the end, all the other prosecutors ignored the evidence, but Lidia didn’t. She managed to save the life of the innocent Vittorio and found out that Alberto was the real killer. Moreover, Lidia discovered shocking truths about her family and realized that her father had been planning to make a contract with Antonio for Alberto and Lidia’s marriage to solve his debt issues. Well, this revelation brought the siblings back together, and now they work together as a team. The next case would be a life-changing one for Lidia since she had to fight for the justice of an educated woman. A woman who no longer had a place in the male-dominated society. In the fourth episode, Lidia began to dig deeper into Professor Braschi’s murder case, who Margherita Sangiacomo was suspected of killing. Lidia had spent the entire day studying the news article on Margherita’s court trials, and there had been a huge chance that the killer had hated her for being highly educated because women had never been allowed to study in the past. When Margherita was arrested, she was found sick in prison, but none of them took it seriously, and she was later diagnosed with a much more serious health condition that took away her ability to walk properly. Despite everything, she stood up in the trial, conveyed her thoughts to the judge, and declared herself innocent.

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Spoilers Ahead 


How Did Braschi Die?

People believed that Margherita had poisoned Braschi because he had copied her research documents, but in reality, Margherita loved him like her own father, and she would’ve never killed him for anything. The defense lawyers had given up hope and didn’t support Margherita in the case. So, Lidia decided to meet her in person and somehow managed to convince her of the case. It was pretty clear that Margherita had been framed for personal gain. Lidia began to examine the case carefully to avoid any mishaps. Lidia had to do it because everyone had seen Braschi with Margherita before leaving, and this had been enough evidence to make the case strong against Margherita. Even though Margherita left the university at lunchtime, the others around her gave fake testimonies that she had been in the university at the time of the murder. All this even though Margherita used to stay in a convent and on the day Braschi was murdered, she’d come back home in the afternoon. The Mother Superior lied about it. Enrico didn’t agree to fight the case at first, but Teressa managed to convince him, and the duo began their investigation at the university.

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The caretaker, Rico had, gave the first testimony, and according to him, Margherita had never left the university until seven in the evening. Lidia’s ability to remember the finest things had paved a different path to this case, and this time, she had noticed that Rico had been consuming a drink that reduces hangovers, and it was pretty clear to understand that Rico didn’t remember if Margherita had been at the university or not, which indirectly made his testimony void. But an important piece of information had been discovered. Professor Manganelli had visited Braschi, and the duo had had a huge fight with each other. Manganelli spent the entire day in the Whist club and didn’t have any connection to the case. Again, Lidia noticed that another member of the faculty named Ferrero had been afraid of Manganelli, and she tried to question him. He would often doubt Ferrero’s capabilities and insult him in front of everyone. Lidia took this chance and emotionally manipulated him into a confession. Ferraro revealed that Manganelli had poisoned him using vegetable carbon. If the poison is consumed with this chemical, it could take more than two hours for the poison to work.


A Shocking Discovery

Manganelli needed strong evidence to prove to the court that he was not responsible for the murder, and using the carbon made it easier for him to construct his alibi. Lidia discovered that some professors had been using young girls to conduct illegal experiments on them, and she found these details in Margherita’s files. She had articles that were at least seventeen years old. Jacopo and Lidia had found out that the first editor-in-chief, Tarcisio Nova, who worked at Jacopo’s office, had signed all the papers that contained information about the dead girls. Now another, Professor Antonio Borghese, had been involved in the case; he had taken his life in the past, and somehow they had been connected. Braschi and Borghese used poor girls for testing the medicines for Scarlet Fever. That’s when Lidia realized that the girls had prostitutes in them, and Margherita’s mother had been killed in the same way. This case had been too difficult for Lidia to solve because it had contrasting concepts that confused her toward the end. Even the little details were not helping Lidia this time.

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All along, Margherita had been the killer. Antonio and Braschi had been responsible for the death of her mother, and she wanted to avenge it. Margherita has wanted to kill him since she was seven years old. Even though all the evidence was in favor of Margherita, she still chose to confess her crime. The thought of losing her family had been too painful for Margherita, and she wanted these professors to pay for their crimes because they had killed poor women who were working to earn money for their families. Antonio couldn’t bear the guilt, so he killed himself, but Braschi was still left. So, all these years, Margherita carefully made plans and eventually killed Braschi. In the end, Margherita had to lose everything she had in her life because her mother had been the only person who loved her dearly despite all the problems she had to face. Lidia didn’t look at her as a criminal; instead, she understood that it was a person who lost everything due to these malicious experiments.


Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya is a Mass Media graduate and she is currently working and living in Mumbai. From a very young age, Raschi was heavily interested in reading and writing. She prefers to write everything that her mind nurtures her to do as shaping up her imagination is her forte!

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