‘Presumed Innocent’: Who Killed Carolyn Polhemus? One character could be hiding a terrible secret

Contains spoilers and speculation about “Presumed Innocent”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The investigation into the murder of Carolyn Polemus (Renate Reinsve) is at the heart of Apple TV+’s heartwarming drama series, “Presumed Innocent.”

David E Kelley’s creative idea established Rusty Sabich (Jake Gyllenhaal), Carolyn’s colleague and secret lover, as the prime suspect.

However, with each episode, the mystery deepens as new suspects emerge, keeping viewers equally intrigued and invested in the show.

While the latest episode suggests that Tommy Motlo (Peter Sarsgaard) may have a motive for Carolyn’s murder, there is another character who has gone unnoticed but could possibly be the culprit.

Who could be the possible killer of Carolyn Polhemus in ‘Presumed Innocent’?

Kingston Rumi Southwick as Kyle Sabich in a photo shoot of
Kingston Rumi Southwick as Kyle Sabich in “Presumed Innocent” photo shoot (@appletv+)

Rusty’s son Kyle Sabich (Kingston Rumi Southwick) is introduced as being aware of his father’s secret romance with Carolyn but chooses to remain silent even after Rusty confesses it to the family.

But that is not the only reason why suspicion falls on him; it is also revealed that he used to wander around Carolyn’s home and was even photographed by Carolyn’s son, Michael Caldwell (Tate Birchmore).

Another critical development is Kyle’s bike, which Barbara Sabich (Ruth Negga) scrubbed so intensely in Episode 4 that it appeared she was trying to remove or hide something from it.

However, she didn’t reveal anything to Rusty when he questioned her about it.

Kyle’s attempt to get rid of the bike in Episode 5 raises suspicion because it is the same bike he used to ride past Carolyn’s home.

His determination to get rid of the bike at any cost increases suspicion of his possible involvement in the murder.

What could be Kyle Sabich’s reason for killing Carolyn Polhemus in ‘Presumed Innocent’?

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Renate Reinsve as Carolyn Polhemus in “Presumed Innocent” photo shoot (@appletv+)

Kyle’s possible conflict with Carolyn regarding her affair with Rusty could explain why she wanted to break up with Rusty and kept her distance from him, not wanting to disrupt her family.

In addition, Kyle has always looked up to his father as a role model. The revelation of Rusty’s involvement with another woman besides his mother may have had a psychological effect on him.

This effect could have been exacerbated on the day of Carolyn’s murder if Kyle had visited her home and witnessed his father with her. Agitated, Kyle may have confronted Carolyn and, in a rage, struck her, causing her death.

While no substantial evidence has been presented regarding Kyle’s direct involvement in Carolyn’s death, it remains plausible that he may have played a role in the murder.

With only three episodes left in the season, the courtroom drama reaches its peak, promising even greater drama and unexpected revelations ahead.

How to stream ‘Presumed Innocent’?

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Bill Camp in ‘Presumed Innocent’ photo shoot (@appletv+)

The fascinating world of ‘Presumed Innocent’ is your exploration if you have an Apple TV+ streaming subscription.

Apple TV+ allows viewers to watch all original episodes and movies of the show for a monthly membership fee of $9.99.

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‘Presumed Innocent’ is now streaming on Apple TV+.

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