This true story was first introduced to the world stage on A & E's Cold Case Files. Now, Nancy Cherbeyla tells her emotional story of the tragic life she shared with her sister and her own story of survival, healing and hope since losing Sally. "On March 10, 1978, seven paragraphs in the Battle Creek Enquirer reported a six-year-old girl found dead in the bathtub at her home. It appeared to Battle Creek police that Sally Ann Chesebro drowned while playing with a toy. Her mother and stepfather said it was a tragic accident. It was so much more. "A quarter of a century later, the horrific events in that house began to surface as the Calhoun County Cold Case Homicide Team was able to gather evidence that supported a story of abuse, rape and murder. That was the story Sally?s sister, Nancy, told investigators. "Nancy was a year older, just seven at the time of her sister?s death. She and Sally lived in a house where they were beaten and frequently placed in a tub of icy water as punishment. ?It could be for anything, even looking at them wrong,? Nancy said. It was punishment dispensed by the mother and stepfather of the girls. That cold-water punishment was sometimes five or six times a week. "Sally?s final sadistic punishment was for opening a bottle of nail polish. She was beaten, forced into a tub of icy water, and held under by her parents until she died. Her stepfather and mother took Nancy to Sally?s grave and told Nancy she was the reason Sally died. "While seven year old Nancy Chesebro could not save her sister?s life, adult Nancy Spaulding did all she could to find justice for Sally?s murder. Nancy confronted her nightmarish childhood, her mother, and stepfather, and told police, prosecutors, and a jury what happened inside the house at 54 Jericho Road the night her sister died. "This is the story of one woman?s love for her sister, of her efforts to tell the world the truth about what happened, and why Sally Ann Chesebro died. It is a story of how one sister kept her promise and fought for justice." Trace Christenson
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Nancy still lives in Michigan. The pride and joy of her life is her three beautiful grown children and an awesome grandson. Her passions in writing, speaking, and politics has inspired others to find their voice.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 142 pages. 9.00x0.32x6.00 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1479124184