In Oct. 2004, two-year old Karly Sheehan started showing signs of abuse. Her daycare provider insisted that her mother and father take her to be evaluated by a doctor. DHS was notified and several investigations were conducted. Yet, inexplicably, DHS ruled that Karly was not suffering from abuse but was harming herself. They based their investigation on lies Sarah Brill Sheehan told them and on the things Karly herself had been coached to say. Despite months her participation in the ongoing abuse, Sarah was never criminally charged with anything for the June 2005 murder of her daughter. The prosecutor decided her mother had suffered enough.
(Formerly A Silence of Mockingbirds, now available only through Kindle).