• The Decision to Kill

  • A True Crime Story of a Teenage Killer and the Mother Who Loved Him
  • By: Leslie Ghiglieri
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A family tragedy propels this gripping true crime debut as a mother searches for answers in the shocking murder of her husband—and conviction of her son.

In the early morning of October 18, 1986, Cherie Wier’s life collapses when her teenage son takes the life of her beloved husband. For years, Cherie grapples with events preceding and following the crime, struggling to overcome the consuming grief she suffers from her loss and the difficulty she faces as she attempts to forgive her son. The courtroom accounts of gruesome details and the shocking testimonies from experts only add to Cherie’s yearning to make sense of the crime. She is tormented, wanting to know how and why this tragedy happened, and if there was anything she could have done to prevent it....

©2022 Leslie Ghiglieri (P)2022 WildBlue Press

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Tragic story; well written

This is a sad story of a family that suffered tragically when one of its members became addicted to drugs. The faithfulness of the mom to her son is incredible in the face of all she lost. Thank you for telling this story.

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Powerful story

I am very conservative when it comes to punishment for criminals and murderers but this story makes me think twice. Very powerful story.

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Great narration and writing

This book details the before, during, and after of the crime. The majority focuses on life in the many years after the murder, and there is a lot of religious content.

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