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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about His Father is a 2008 documentary detailing the life and death of one Dr. Andrew Bagby, a resident at a family practice in Latrobe, Pennsylvania who was brutally murdered by an Axe Crazy ex-lover, Shirley Jane Turner. Shortly after being taken into custody, Turner announced that she was pregnant with Andrew's child, a boy she named Zachary. Initially, Andrew's close friend Kurt Kuenne, a filmmaker, intended the film as a personal memorial and scrapbook so that Zachary could know the kind of person his father was. However, as events transpired, the focus shifted to the incompetence of the Canadian courts in keeping Turner behind bars, as well as the plight of Bagby's parents, David and Kate, in getting custody of Zachary, as well as justice for their son.
This film provides examples of:
- Author Tract
- Karma Houdini: Shirley Jane Turner
- Someone to Remember Him By
- There Should Be a Law: And now, there is.
- The Unfair Sex
- Yandere: Shirley Turner. The sections about her history in the extensive government report here make her look like a walking poster child for dangerous manifestations of borderline personality disorder, for years even before the tragedies depicted in this film.