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Judith A. Yates

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WHEN NASHVILLE BLED-Judith A. Yates

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

He was evil personified. In the Spring of 1997, a serial killer held Nashville, Tennessee in an icy grip of terror. In February, he murdered two employees at a Captain D's restaurant. In March, he struck a McDonalds just miles away, killing three people and maiming one. In April, he kidnapped and slaughtered two Baskin-Robbins employees.They called him "The Fast Food Killer" but his real name is Paul Dennis Reid, Jr. When he was caught and sentenced to seven death sentences, yet a new chapter began in the saga of one of the most heinous serial killers in our time, and the people whose lives he cut short. The victims were reduced to being called "the victims of Paul Reid." Until now. Here, for the first time, and with the approval of the family and friends, are the stories of those innocent, young people whose lives were ended far too soon. It is also the story of how a crime ripped a city apart. WHEN NASHVILLE BLED: The Untold Stories of Serial KIller Paul Dennis Reid-Judith A. Yates

1hr 33mins

12 Jun 2018

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BULLIED TO DEATH-Judith A. Yates

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

Do you think I’m pretty.No one likes me. I hate my life. I wish I had a friend.It was the mantra of fourteen-year-old Sherokee Harriman, who in September 2015 faced her alleged bullies in a small Tennessee public park and pulled out a concealed kitchen knife. She drove the knife into her stomach as the horrified teens watched.Local media focused on sensationalism rather than truth. The word “bullicide” was used, meaning bullying drove Sherokee to kill herself.The story of Sherokee’s death flew through social media, broadcast for all to see. Sherokee had shared her secrets online where privacy disappears with a slight movement of a computer mouse.A product of a family doing their best with little resources, Sherokee was passed through the mental health system as far as it would take her, shuttled through an overworked and underfunded education system supervised by government agencies with no real answers. She was sent to “Stop Bullying” school programs unprepared to assist, exasperating the problems.Sherokee Rose Harriman November 7, 2000 – September 5, 2015A community began to question the laws and definitions regarding “bullying.” Should schoolyard bullies be held legally responsible for causing a suicide? Can a rough family history guarantee a tragedy? And just what is bullying, anyway? Perhaps Sherokee’s death was an accident … perhaps there was a sinister truth that has yet to be told. BULLIED TO DEATH: A Story of Bullying, Social Media and the Suicide of Sherokee Harriman-Judith A. Yates

1hr 37mins

10 May 2018

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ImaginePublicity on Air: Bullied to Death author Judith A. Yates

Inside Lenz Network

Bullied to Death? The Story of Bullying, Social Media, and the Suicide of Sherokee HarrimanTrue crime author Judith A. Yates peels back the sensationalism and rumors, revealing the truth of what happened that day in Mankin Park, attempting to answer the question everyone was asking: did Sherokee Harriman kill herself because she was bullied? Exploring the truth about “bullicide” while telling Sherokee Harriman’s story, taking a look at the role of social media in our lives, and defining the myriad definitions of “bullying.” Revealing bullying does exists … it lives within the family dynamic, it exists in the mental health care system, walks the hallways of the educational system, and grows within all peer groups.This books looks at bullying in an entirely different light than we have previously studied. And it takes a hard look at the myth of “bullicide.” When I first read Sherokee Harriman’s story,  I looked at her photograph and wondered, Why would this sweet, pretty, fourteen year old girl take her own life? And then I discovered kids taking their own lives at five, six years old. Right away bullying is being blamed. But is that fair?Purchase BULLIED TO DEATH from WildBlue Press: https://wildbluepress.com/bullied-to-death-judith-yates-true-crime/More from ImaginePublicity on Air: http://imaginepublicity.com/podcasts/

55mins

20 Apr 2018

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BULLIED TO DEATH? -- AUTHOR JUDITH A. YATES

True Crime Uncensored with Burl Barer

On September 5, 2015, in a public park in LaVergne, Tennessee, fourteen-year-old Sherokee Harriman drove a kitchen knife into her stomach as other teens watched in horror. Despite attempts to save her, the girl died, and the coroner ruled it a “suicide.” But was it? Or was it a crime perpetrated by other teens who had bullied her? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/burl-barer/support

55mins

25 Mar 2018

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SHE IS EVIL-Judith A. Yates

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

That woman is evil. She is evil!” Ejaz Ahmad was handsome, charismatic, and a self-made businessman. He arrived in the United States from Pakistan determined to fulfill his mother’s dying wish: to come to America, complete his education, and make his mark in the world. Settling in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz became owner of several businesses, father to a handsome boy, and a devout Muslim. The only thing missing in his life was a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love. Leah Ward was a pretty girl, but a prison parolee with a history of drug charges, petty crime, and a questionable past. She led a flotsam life, drifting from town to city to state. When she was introduced to Ejaz Ahmad, she believed she had found the ultimate answer: a place to live, someone to take care of her, and money to spend. But what began idyllic soon became abusive and then dangerous for Ejaz. His friends and family warned him. And in May of 2003 Ejaz paid the ultimate price when family members found his mutilated body in a shed. SHE IS EVIL is a story of trust, abuse, religion, and murder. Of a kind man who tried to help a troubled woman and became the victim of abuse and, eventually, a heinous murder. SHE IS EVIL: Madness and Murder in Memphis-Judith A. Yates

1hr 18mins

15 Jun 2017