No, Daddy, Don't!: A Father's Murderous Act of Revenge [NOOK Book]

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"Everybody Loved John. . ."

Mary Jean Pearle and John Battaglia's marriage seemed picture perfect from the outside. With their two young daughters, Faith and Liberty, they made their home in a wealthy Dallas suburb. John was handsome, charming, and successful--but behind his mask of normality lay a vicious, violent abuser who'd brutally beaten his first wife--and who made Mary Jean the new target of his irrational rages. ...

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No, Daddy, Don't!: A Father's Murderous Act of Revenge

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Overview

Case seen on 20/20
"Everybody Loved John. . ."

Mary Jean Pearle and John Battaglia's marriage seemed picture perfect from the outside. With their two young daughters, Faith and Liberty, they made their home in a wealthy Dallas suburb. John was handsome, charming, and successful--but behind his mask of normality lay a vicious, violent abuser who'd brutally beaten his first wife--and who made Mary Jean the new target of his irrational rages. After nine hellish years, she divorced Battaglia.

"I Never Thought He'd Hurt The Children. . ."

On Christmas Day, 1999, during a court-ordered family visit, he attacked her in front of their daughters. For the next two years, he threatened, harassed and stalked her. Mary Jean feared for her life, but not for the lives of the children, with whom Battaglia was never anything less than caring, loving, and gentle.

"No, Daddy, Don't!"

But in spring, 2001, when Faith and Liberty were visiting their father, Mary Jean received a message to call her daughters. Helpless, horrified, she heard her older daughter's pleading cries. Then came the sound of gunshots--followed by silence. What evil impulses had driven a seemingly devoted father the ultimate act of violence and betrayal. . .and how would justice be served?

Includes Sixteen Pages Of Shocking Photos
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786024476
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 24,955
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    Excellent Book

    WOW, what a waste of a human! This John Battaglia was really a piece of work. Sicko is too nice a term for this guy. How in the world do you kill your kids just to punish your ex-wife? What kind of monsters do we have walking among us on this earth? There is no punishment that fits this crime.

    This was a very well written book. The author does an excellent job of taking us into the sick mind of Battaglia, seeing how he was two different people when it suit him. He can charm your pants off, literally, then turn on a dime and beat the crap out of you. There is not really a whole lot I can say about this book. It is heartbreaking to read and at the same time as repulsed as you are, you stay glued to the pages.

    If you are a fan of true crime give this a try but make sure you have your box of tissues close by.

    23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Loved it!

    This book was so heart breaking. It's so upsetting how the laws protected John but not the wives, if it were the other way around those kids would still be living. It was a great read and the author did a great job of tying the stories together.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Very Emotional

    I recommend if your looking for truth. I feel this story shows what woman around the country go through on a day to day basis. I think it's great that the author took the time to write the story for those two little girls. May they rest in Peace.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Very Well Written

    Extremely sad story... how is a parent capable of such a thing?!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Pure evil

    Only pure evil could posses a father to do that or to beat 7 kids and then leaving them in the cold so they had to call there ant from spokane to pick em up and thats exactly what happened to me!!!!! But thats not the half if it......

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Great read!

    This book defines the sad truth of the world we live in! I could not put it down. God bless those sweet babies and their families.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    SAD

    This is sooooooo sad it has a few curse words in it, i almost cried when i got to the part when he killed faith and liberty. :(

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Sad yet captivating

    A very real feeling consumes you while you read this book wether it be anger or sadness it is still all reality I truley hope that this family has been able to heal in some way my prayers are with them and may the little angels rest in peace.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    It was good

    It was so sad

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2011

    Excellent!!!!

    This is a great read, i could not put it down! Story stays on track and doesn't veer of to no mans land.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Awesome read...for the true crime lover!

    Sometimes hard to read, but a wonderful book. Highly recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    What a great book. I never got bored and it held my interest to the end!

    Very well written, never confusing, easy to follow from beginning to end

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Great True Crime Book

    Excellently written. I will buy more from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Good read

    The book is a fast read. It gives background but not much like some other books. I enjoyed it but it is sad. The court system did fail her. Very sad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    Well Written

    This book about a horribly tragic event is so well written that you feel you are there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Excellent read

    Very sad but poignant story of a father's brutal murder of his two daughters as an act of revenge against their mother. It is so sad that the domestic abuse laws do not protect as intended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    Very good book, but very sad.

    This book would have rated a five star if the filthy language would have been left out.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Highly recommend

    The writer was excellent in the telling of such a sad and tragic story.

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Great book

    Excellent read. Fast moving. One of those books you can't wait to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

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