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Three-year-old Karly Sheehan was being abused. Despite multiple investigations into her home life and several people who loved her trying to intervene, her young life was stolen from her. In today’s episode, Emily will describe what happened to little Karly. Joining us in the episode is Karen Spears Zacharias, the author of Karly Sheehan: True Crime Story Behind Karly’s Law. Her book offers a unique perspective from someone who was very close to the Sheehan family.

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Sources

Interview with Karen Spears Zacharias 07.31.2020 | Public Court Records for Benton County Court Case #CM0520645, State of Oregon vs. Shawn Wesley Field | Karen Spears Zacharias - Karly Sheehan: True Crime Story Behind Karly’s Law | Researcher paper by John E. Baughman | Representative Gelser - Karly’s Law (part 1) | Representative Gelser - Karly’s Law (part 2) | Oregon Live - House Endorses Karly’s Law | Oregon Department of Justice - Karly’s Law | Gazette Times - Karly’s Nightmare | Gazette Times - Field’s Child Testifies | Gazette Times - Testimony in field Trial Reviewals Frantic Call | FindLaw - State v. Shawn Wesley Field | Democrat Herald - Man Sentenced | Gazette Times - Expert Girl Died of Blows to Head | Gazette Times - Man Charged in Toddler Death | Democrat Herald - Man Sentenced to 46 years in Beating Death of Child | East Oregonion - Karly’s Legacy| Corvallis Gazette Times - A Toddler’s Last Days | Democrat-Herald - Prosecutors say abuse was part of scheme | Statesmen Journal - Bill to Strengthen Karly’s Law | Oregon Department of Human Services - 2009 Child Welfare Data Book |


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