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Episode 40: Complicit

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

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 on 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.

David and Karly Sheehan (photo courtesy of
Karly posing with a pony (photo courtesy of Karen Spears Zacharias)
Karly with her pumpkin (photo courtesy of Karen Spears Zacharias)
David and Karly Sheehan, (photos courtesy of Karen Spears Zacharias))

Sarah Brill Sheehan (photo courtesy of Investigation Discovery)
Sarah Brill Sheehan at Glamour Awards (photo courtesy of Getty Image)
Sarah Brill Sheehan with Uma Thurman at Glamour Awards (photos courtesy of Getty Images)

Shawn Field in jail booking (photo courtesy of
Shawn Field in court (courtesy of
David Sheehan at Karly's graveside (photo courtesy Karen Spears Zacharias)
David's playground dedicated in memory of Karly