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Dance with the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and…

Dance with the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss

by Dave Bagby

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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 his girlfriend was pregnant with his child. In order to escape criminal charges, she then fled to Canada to fight extradition. This books is the true story about Andrew's murder and the custody fight between his parents and girlfriend over his son Zachary.

This is one of the saddest books I have ever read. I saw the documentary first and I just had to read the book too. It will stay with you for a very long, long time. David Bagby tells it how it is, without and fluff or worry about how he may come off looking. This is a man who loves his son and grandson and is so honest and emotional you cannot help but feel their pain. The book narrates each court date and delay that the Bagbys had to endure in order to just visit with their grandchild and fight for custody. Nobody should EVER have to go through what they went through. The justice system absolutely failed this family beyond belief. If you haven't read this book, please do. You cannot even begin to understand the nightmare of which they lived unless you read this book or watch the documentary. I recommend both. ( )
  jaidahsmommy | Jan 20, 2011 |
This book is from the journaling of a father, David Bagby, and how him and his wife survived the loss (murder) of their son and the following days of waiting to see justice brought to his murderer. That justice never comes. The ex-girlfriend that is the murderer is pregnant with David's grandson, so instead of staying away from her, they are more engaged than ever in an attempt to see their grandson. Eventually the grandson is murdered by this woman also! Sad, true story. ( )
  NanJo | Aug 14, 2009 |
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. ( )
  Spoo | Dec 19, 2007 |
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Dave and Kate Bagby's son Andrew, a young doctor, was murdered in November 2001. His body, lying in a blood-soaked gravel grave, was discovered in Keystone State Parkoutside Latrobe, Pennsylvania, by a homeless man searching dumpsters. The murderer was his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner -- also a doctor. Dr. Turner, knowing charges would be filed against her, fled to Canada . While fending off extradition efforts by US law enforcement, Dr. Turner discovered she was pregnant with Andrew's son Zachary. Dr. Turner murdered 13 month old Zachary in September 2003 and then killed herself. -- Publisher info.… (more)

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