by Stacey Lannert
An unthinkable story. An inspiring memoir. On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been sexually abusing her since she was eight. Missouri state law, a disbelieving prosecutor, and Stacey?s own fragile psyche conspired against her: She was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole. "When I decided to look," Stacey writes, "I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption."
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