LegallyDeadFormat: eBook
Pub. Date: 10/4/2011
Publisher: Berkley
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ Library Book
Pages: 416
Read: 12/20/2012
Rating: Liked it ♥♡

Seth Bader and his wife, Vicki, moved to New Hampshire in 1992. When he decided he wanted out of the marriage, he started a campaign to ruin Vicki, by destroying her reputation, her self worth. His actions resulted in Vicki sinking into depression, attempting suicide and losing visitation with their sons. Seth proceeded to work on the boys to turn them against Vicki. When she began to pull her life together and ended up getting unsupervised visitation with their youngest son, he decided to kill her, using their oldest son as his accomplice.

As the summary says, this was a very bizarre crime. I imagine some could not believe a son turning against his mother, especially one that loved him after his previous mother did not treat him like a son. I can also think of some people with teenage sons nodding their heads and saying, “Teenagers!”

In keeping with the bizarre label, this crime could also have been confusing with all the people that eventually became involved it was a mess. It is a tribute to Kevin Flynn that he was able to keep the storylines straight. There were a couple of times where, this person said this, then later said this. I don’t know how he kept it straight, in the end you understood (as much as anyone could) what had happened and who was involved. You can also feel the frustration that not everyone involved got what they deserved.

Another fascinating true crime account from someone who someday may be as dear to me as M. William Phelps.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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