Dying For Daddy: A True Story of Family Killer Jack Barron

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1998 - True Crime - 272 pages
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One By One They Begin To Die

On a picturesque street in Sacramento County, California, three healthy saplings stand side by side. But what they symbolize are the deaths of three innocent people-two of them children. And the man who allegedly took their lives, then eerily planted trees in their honor...was their own husband and father.

Shockingly, Mysteriously...

Hearts went out to Jack Barron when his wife Irene died mysteriously in her sleep. Soon after, when his two young children were also found dead in their beds, suspicions were aroused about Barron. Then, when his fifty-two-year-old mother died, also of asphyxiation in her sleep, the four deaths seemed too coincidental to ignore.

Were They All Dying For Daddy?

Was this "devoted" husband and father really a cold-blooded murderer who smothered his loved ones while they slept? Was he the victim of a bizarre syndrome, whereby a parent kills a child to gain sympathy and attention? With first-hand interviews and exclusive inside information, bestselling portrait of a man who may have been driven beyond his control to commit the most unspeakable of acts.
 

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Contents

One
3
Two
11
Monday June 8 1992
13
Three
15
Four
25
Five
29
Six
31
19611992
33
Christmas 1994
131
Twentyfive
133
January 1995
141
Twentysix
143
Winter 19941995
149
Twentyseven
151
Twentyeight
156
Twentynine
159

Seven
35
Eight
40
Nine
45
Ten
52
Eleven
59
Twelve
62
JulyNovember 1992
67
Thirteen
69
Fourteen
73
Sunday February 7 1993
79
Fifteen
81
Sixteen
87
19931994
93
Seventeen
95
Sunday August 7 1994
99
Eighteen
101
Nineteen
105
Twenty
109
Twentyone
114
Twentytwo
118
Twentythree
123
February 27 1995
161
Thirty
163
March 1995
171
Thirtyone
173
Thirtytwo
178
April 1995
183
Thirtythree
185
Thirtyfour
192
Thirtyfive
199
Thirtysix
206
Thirtyseven
211
Thirtyeight
216
Thirtynine
220
Forty
224
Fortyone
231
Fortytwo
234
Fortythree
238
Fortyfour
242
Fortyfive
254
Epilogue
258
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About the author (1998)

Carlton Smith was an award-winning journalist for "The Los Angeles Times" and "The Seattle Times" in the 1970s and 1980s. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1988, he now works full-time as a true crime author. He lives in San Francisco.

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