A new, highly emotional trailer for rocker Dave Navarro‘s upcoming biographical documentary, The Mourning Son, has just been released.

Dave Navarro On Mother’s Murder

The documentary chronicles Navarro’s struggle with coming to terms with the death of his mother, Constance, who was brutally murdered in 1983 when Navarro was only a child. Following her death Navarro spiraled into a life of drugs, alcohol and depression and lived in constant fear of his mother’s killer, John Riccardi, who remained at large until 1991.

On March 3, 1983, Riccardi, who had formerly dated Navarro’s mother, broke into Constance’s house and shot dead both her and her friend, Sue Jory. The trailer explains how the law eventually caught up with Riccardi after the case was aired on a segment of America’s Most Wanted. It also features footage of Riccardi’s trial in which a jury tried, convicted and sentenced him to death, a sentence which was later reduced to life without parole by a judge.

Navarro, who most will know as the guitarist for Jane’s Addiction and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, stresses how deeply the murder affected him, saying, “It changed my life forever. It’s the most profound moment of my life, and I don’t think I should sweep it under the rug anymore. It just was the darkest, most horrible moment of my life.”

The musician, who was once married to Carmen Electra, executive-produced the film, reports Rolling Stone, and it was directed by Tod Newman.

The doc is due to be released on December 1st via VOD and cable On Demand.

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