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 solence. What evil impulses had driven a seemingly devoted father to commit the ultimate act of violence and betrayal... and how could justice be served. 16 pages of photos.
This honestly wasn't a page turner for me as far as true crime books. I was surprised with all the great reviews, but I didn't find it that exciting. However, I feel like I learned a lot about the law system, and I have never been so angered at how little the law does to protect battered women from their spouses... this will enrage you!
John Battaglia Jr's unpunished stalking and physical abuses of his ex-wives is a ringing indictment of a judicial system that winks at the Good Ole Boy Defendant and says: Now don't do that again, OK? A system that didn't quite get around to revoking John's slap-on-the-wrist probation until after he had murdered his two young daughters, with whom he had court-ordered unsupervised visitation, at point-blank range, with their momma on the phone to them as they screamed: "No, Daddy, Don't!"
Omg this true crime account literally made me cry. How could a man do something like this to his own children , as an act of revenge on his soon to be x wife? Not for the tender hearted. But a very good true crime account.
This is a true story based on incidents and events in 2001. The father of two young girls shot and murdered both of them. This story chronicles the bad marriage and the unnerving behavior of a father driven to kill his own children.
The horrifying true story of an abusive husband who committed the ultimate act of violence and betrayal by murdering his two young daughters, as their mother helplessly listened on the telephone.It Is A Very Sad And Intense Book... I Would Recommend It To People Who Like These Kind Of Books.
This was a well written true crime story. The author did a good job of describing how John Battaglia eased his way into becoming a wife abuser. He terrorized and stalked his first wife, herself a lawyer without any legal protection. He then abused his second wife, who eventually kicked him out but he still had unsupervised visits with his two young daughters because he had not directly abused them. He couldn't stand the thought of his wife 'winning' so he shot the two girls while their mom listened on the phone.
The book is an easy read that does not dwell on unecessary courtroom information. The emphasis is on how his abusive nature increased over the years until he committed the ultimate act of evil.
This case directly changed the laws in Texas so that non-custodial parents with a history of assualt/abuse may not have unsupervised visits with their children.
NO DADDY DON'T: A FATHER'S MURDEROUS ACT OF REVENGE tells of one of the most heinous crimes I've ever read about. How a father could cold-bloodedly kill his own two daughters is beyond imagination. The horror and abuse he subjected his wives (later ex-wives) to and then to get away with his acts in the courts makes a person wonder about the judicial system that would turn a monster like John Battaglia loose on an unsuspecting community. This book by Irene Pence is very well written and documents the lives of those involved in the story and the one case that John Battaglia was finally held accountable for. Once I started reading this book, I found it very hard to put down!