Immortalized in the spellbinding documentary Dear Zachary, this angry, raw, and brutally honest true crime memoir of murder and loss chronicles a system's failure to prevent the death of a child. In November 2001, the body of a young doctor named Andrew Bagby was discovered in Keystone State Park outside Latrobe, Pennsylvania, five bullet wounds in his face, chest, buttocks, and the back of the head. For parents Dave and Kate, the pain was unbearable? But Andrew's murder was only the first in a string of tragic events. The chief suspect for Andrew's murder was his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner, whom was also a doctor. Obsessive and unstable, Shirley Turner lied to the police and fled to her family home in Newfoundland before she could be arrested. While fending off extradition efforts by U.S. law enforcement, she announced she was pregnant with Andrew's son, Zachary. The Bagbys hoping to gain custody of Zachary moved to Newfoundland and began a long, drawn-out battle in court and with Canadian social services to protect their grandson from the woman who had almost certainly murdered their son. Then, in August 2003, Shirley Turner killed herself and the one-year-old Zachary by jumping into the Atlantic Ocean. Dance with the Devil is a eulogy for a dead son, an elegy for lives cut tragically short, and a castigation of a broken system.
Author Bio: David Bagby, best known as the author of Dance with the Devil, holds a distinguished background as a medical doctor and a tireless advocate for justice. Born in California, Bagby displayed a profound intellect and unwavering determination from an early age. After completing his medical studies, he devoted his career towards the pursuit of health and healing, caring for countless patients. However, tragedy struck when his son, Andrew Bagby, was brutally murdered by Bagby's former daughter-in-law. This devastating loss became the catalyst for Bagby's transformation into a resolute campaigner for legal and social change. As an author, Bagby shares his heart-wrenching tale in Dance with the Devil, a poignant memoir that sheds light on the flaws within the justice system and the lasting impact of such a profound loss.
Author: David Bagby
Narrator: Allan Edwards
Publisher: ListenUp Production LLC
ISBN Number: 9781945213144
Total Runtime: 9:34:23