Hi Bloody Murder, My name is Ira Stoneham and I’m from Otawa in the Canada and here’s my TCNT.
It’s about Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father from 2008, Directed by Kurt Kuenne.
I love true crime documentaries, especially movie length ones, but I avoided Dear Zachary for years, as my friends told me it was brutal and heartbreaking.
They were right, what they didn’t tell me is the Kurt Kuene has made a beautiful and moving dedication to his best friend Andrew Bagby and his family’s story of injustice.
Andrew Bagby was murdered for no good reason. He got shot multiple times by his crazy girlfriend Shirley Turner, who was a man eater and professional psycho. She was twelve years his elder and even before the murder made a lot people extremely uncomfortable.
Turner gets arrested and charged for the murder but, uh-oh…she’s four months pregnant with Bagby’s son. Being a wicked manipulator, she played that card in court and walked on bail. Andrew’s parents, David and Kathleen fought this stupid decision from the Canadian judiciary system, got her locked up again and gained the custody of Zachary when he was born.
But that was only the beginning of the second act of their nightmare.
I don’t want to spoil what happens next, but the ending will leave you breathless and in tears.
I wish I hadn’t waited so long to see this profound and moving insight into a judiciary system that blundered big time and the struggles of the brave Bagby family.
It is must see for all true crime lovers.
Thanks for all your hard work Tara and Barney.
And keep kicking against the pricks.