By David Bagby
Immortalized within the spellbinding documentary expensive Zachary, this offended, uncooked, and brutally sincere memoir of homicide and loss chronicles a system’s failure to avoid the dying of a child.
In November 2001, the physique of a tender healthcare professional named Andrew Bagby was once came across in Keystone country Park outdoor Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 5 bullet wounds in his face, chest, buttocks, and the again of the top. for folks Dave and Kate, the soreness was once unbearable―but Andrew’s homicide was once basically the 1st in a string of tragic events.
The leader suspect for Andrew’s homicide used to be his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner―also a physician. Obsessive and risky, Shirley Turner lied to the police and fled to her relatives domestic in Newfoundland prior to she may be arrested. whereas heading off extradition efforts by means of U.S. legislations enforcement, she introduced she was once pregnant with Andrew's son, Zachary. The Bagbys―hoping to realize custody of Zachary―moved to Newfoundland and started an extended, drawn-out conflict in court docket and with Canadian social companies to guard their grandson from the lady who had in all likelihood murdered their son. Then, in August 2003, Shirley Turner killed herself and the one-year-old Zachary by way of leaping into the Atlantic Ocean.
DANCE WITH THE satan is a eulogy for a lifeless son, an elegy for lives reduce tragically brief, and a castigation of a damaged approach.
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Dr. Turner categorically denies making any of the statements which the american citizens say the Bagbys characteristic to her. those statements are as follows: a) Affidavit of Constable Glen Noseworthy in aid of Provisional Warrant for Arrest: “Shirley Turner trained Kathleen Bagby, Andrew Bagby’s mom, that Ms. Turner’s legal professional recommended her to visit Canada and that Ms. Turner didn't intend to come back to the us. ” b) Case for Extradition paragraph 18: “David Bagby, Andrew Bagby’s father from Sunnyvale, California, is predicted to testify that he spoke to Shirley Turner on November 27, 2001 and that she said that the gun and tissue paper have been hers. Shirley Turner additional informed Mr. Bagby that her lawyer advised her to get in her automobile and visit Canada and that she used to be adamant that she might stay in Canada. Shirley Turner claimed that she walked clear of all of her property in Iowa. ” in case your consumers didn't say these items to the yankee experts i will use the truth that the professionals lied within the records in my try and cease Dr. Turner’s extradition. I for this reason request that you just evaluation those concerns together with your consumers to the top of delivering me with written affirmation from them that they didn't say what the american citizens allege. Yours actually, Randolph J. Piercey Piercey’s first factor, Heather’s testimony, used to be summarized within the Case list in a manner which may be interpreted as linking unconnected rules. this would were “nefarious” (Piercey’s observe) at the a part of the yank experts, or it can were the inadvertent results of summarizing a protracted assertion protecting many themes. less than Piercey’s exam on the extradition listening to, Heather effortlessly stated that the 2 rules weren't hooked up; given the chance, she might have willingly stated so back, to a Pennsylvania jury. Kate’s testimony, the second one merchandise on Piercey’s checklist, used to be in direct contradiction to Shirley’s model in their dialog, and Kate used to be not likely to alter her testimony. for that reason, a jury must make a decision which of the 2 witnesses used to be extra credible, assuming that Shirley took the stand at her trial. and eventually, my testimony used to be summarized incorrectly within the Case Record—I pronounced that Shirley acknowledged “gum” and the checklist acknowledged “gun. ” possibly the american citizens did this nefariously, or even it used to be as a result of an easy miscommunication in an extended distance cellphone name protecting many issues. Like Heather, i used to be aching to explain the discrepancy (nefarious or now not) for a jury. In context, every one discrepancy on Piercey’s record was once a minuscule element of the case opposed to Shirley. In her goals, Kate and that i might surrender our testimony as summarized within the checklist, hence confirming her thesis that the total rfile used to be a piece of fiction. Then Piercey could most likely use this establishing to problem each syllable, inquiring for that each one witnesses be delivered to Canada to corroborate their testimony ahead of an extradition courtroom. In impact, carry a tribulation in Canada hoping to prevent one in Pennsylvania.