Wicked Intentions: The Sheila LaBarre Murders - A True Story

Wicked Intentions: The Sheila LaBarre Murders - A True Story

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by Kevin Flynn
     
 

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When investigators were called to the secluded farm of attractive, fortyish Sheila LaBarre, they found the dismembered and incinerated remains of her young lover, a man with a child's I.Q. A series of young men had come and gone from the farm over the years, all seeming to vanish into thin air. Now LaBarre was on the run. Eventually she would be caught and would

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When investigators were called to the secluded farm of attractive, fortyish Sheila LaBarre, they found the dismembered and incinerated remains of her young lover, a man with a child's I.Q. A series of young men had come and gone from the farm over the years, all seeming to vanish into thin air. Now LaBarre was on the run. Eventually she would be caught and would plead insanity. But was she indeed insane — an "avenging angel sent to kill pedophiles," as she claimed — or a vicious, calculating serial killer? Wicked Intentions explores the case in depth, from investigation to trial. As the Emmy award-winning television reporter who first broke the story of the Sheila LaBarre murders, Kevin Flynn is uniquely positioned to unveil the details of the bizarre chain of events that culminated in one of America's most sensational murder stories — a spellbinding true story of obsession and vigilantism carried to a deadly extreme.

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Library Journal

A routine well-being check on developmentally disabled Kenneth Countie in March 2006 turned up a grisly discovery. A bloody mattress, pruning shears, and a burn pit with what looked like human bones signaled that something awful had happened on the farm of Sheila LaBarre, just outside of Epping, NH. Suspicion immediately fell on LaBarre, the charming but unstable woman who had inherited the farm and often brought young lovers to live with her, many of them drifters who were never seen again. Flynn, the television journalist who covered the case from its beginning, takes the reader through LaBarre's disturbing life story, covering her abusive childhood, her failed marriages, her violent rages against the passive (and often developmentally disabled) boyfriends she charmed and then controlled, and finally the evidence that pointed to at least one murder and perhaps many more. The tragedy of the story is that nobody in town believed her incapable of these monstrous acts but that the very fear she inspired kept anyone from intervening until it was too late. For public libraries.
—Deirdre Bray Root

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ISBN-13:
9780882823416
Publisher:
New Horizon Press
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,191,589
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Wicked Intentions: The Sheila LaBarre Murders - A True Story 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WesternMass More than 1 year ago
One of the more chilling true crime books I've ever read. Author Kevin Flynn followed this tale right from the start and leads the reader through the same mounting horror he felt as the story unfolded. One of the best non-fiction mysteries I've ever read.
blueeyegirl24 More than 1 year ago
kevin flynn makes a protrait of evil and retribution itll make you wanna go to the next page also knowing sheila labarre murder these men in a horriable way but she gets whats coming to her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 This story just proves that men aren't the only ones that can become monsters. 
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