The Bagby’s had one child, Andrew. Andrew became a doctor. Andrew dated Shirley. Andrew dumped Shirley. Shirley killed Andrew. Shirley was arrested, released on bail, escaped to Canada and announced she was pregnant with Andrew’s child. Zachary was born. The Bagby’s fought for custody for their only grandchild. Only when Shirley was put in jail once again did they get him. Shirley was released once again. The Bagby’s had to give up Zachary. The Bagby’s were granted visits two or three times a week. Many of them were spent with Shirley. The Bagby’s were forced to go to birthday parties, restaurants, pool parties, etc. with their son’s murderer if they wanted to see that grandchild. The legal system was doing nothing to put Shirley in jail.
And then, it gets more sad. It punches you in the gut. The documentary, Dear Zachary, is an account of one of the saddest stories I have ever heard.
I don’t know how The Bagby’s have gone forward. I don’t know how you can think there is any Good in this world when you go through what they have gone through.
It’s on the Netflix InstaWatch and I urge you to press play. It’s a Sunday night and you’re depressed anyway about Monday, so go ahead.

The Bagby’s had one child, Andrew. Andrew became a doctor. Andrew dated Shirley. Andrew dumped Shirley. Shirley killed Andrew. Shirley was arrested, released on bail, escaped to Canada and announced she was pregnant with Andrew’s child. Zachary was born. The Bagby’s fought for custody for their only grandchild. Only when Shirley was put in jail once again did they get him. Shirley was released once again. The Bagby’s had to give up Zachary. The Bagby’s were granted visits two or three times a week. Many of them were spent with Shirley. The Bagby’s were forced to go to birthday parties, restaurants, pool parties, etc. with their son’s murderer if they wanted to see that grandchild. The legal system was doing nothing to put Shirley in jail.

And then, it gets more sad. It punches you in the gut. The documentary, Dear Zachary, is an account of one of the saddest stories I have ever heard.

I don’t know how The Bagby’s have gone forward. I don’t know how you can think there is any Good in this world when you go through what they have gone through.

It’s on the Netflix InstaWatch and I urge you to press play. It’s a Sunday night and you’re depressed anyway about Monday, so go ahead.

  1. gore reblogged this from caragh and added:
    I cried for about a solid 15 minutes after this movie and then again when telling people about it. It was so tragic and...
  2. rebstein reblogged this from caragh and added:
    I had myself a mini-documentary-a-thon last night (I watched this and Sicko). Ugh, too heart-wrenching for words.
  3. tonightletsdance reblogged this from caragh and added:
    This is the last time I take your advice on anything. I’m literally shaking.
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