Dance with the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss

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Key Porter Books, 2007 - True Crime - 344 pages
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On November 2001, the body of a young doctor named Andrew Bagby was discovered in Keystone State Park outside Latrobe, Pennsylvania, by a homeless man searching dumpsters for aluminum cans. The alleged murderer was his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner---also a doctor. For parents Dave and Kate, the pain was unbearable. Little did they know, however, that the worst was far from over. Shirley Turner---knowing charges would be laid against her---fled to her family home in Newfoundland. While fending off extradition efforts by U.S. law enforcement, she discovered she was pregnant with Andrew's son, Zachary. The Bagbys---hoping to gain custody of Zachary, frustrated beyond endurance as the legal process dragged on interminably, and unable to make any headway with Canadian social services---moved from their home in California and settled in Newfoundland. In august 2003, Shirley Turner murdered thirteen-month-old Zachary and then herself. Dance with the Devil is an angry, raw, and brutally honest memoir of murder and loss. It is an eye-popping and frankly terrifying indictment of the Canadian judicial and social welfare system that failed the Bagbys in nearly every way.

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User Review  - jaidahsmommy - LibraryThing

If you have not seen the documentary Dear Zachary, go watch it now. This book was written by David Bagby, whose son Andrew was murdered by his girlfriend. After Andrew's murder, it was discovered that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Spoo - LibraryThing

This is about parents losing their only son and only grandson to murder by the same psycho woman. Demonstrates Canada's slow extradition process. So well-written and heartbreaking. Read full review

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