Coming soon from true crime author Judith A. Yates...
The story of Sherokee Harriman
Do you think I’m pretty.
No one likes me.
I hate my life.
I wish I had a friend.
On September 5, 2015 fourteen-year-old Sherokee Harriman faced her alleged bullies in a public park and drove a kitchen knife into her stomach as the teens watched. Despite numerous attempts by professionals to save her, the little girl who had just begun high school died from a self-inflicted stab wound to the abdomen. The coroner ruled it as “suicide.” The case was closed and no one was prosecuted.
But was it a suicide, a crime, or an accident? Sherokee’s friends and family insist she did not stab herself intentionally; perhaps it was an accident … perhaps there was a sinister truth that has yet to be told.
The case created a media frenzy focusing on sensationalism rather than truth. The story of Sherokee’s death flew through cyberspace via social media, just as her life had been broadcast for all to see. A community began to question the laws and definitions regarding “bullying.” Should bullies be held responsible for causing a child’s suicide? Can a family history of bullying guarantee a tragedy?
Award winning true crime author Judith A. Yates peels back the sensationalism to reveal the truth of what happened that day in La Vergne, Tennessee’s Mankin Park, attempting to answer the question everyone was asking: did Sherokee Harriman kill herself because she was bullied?
Percentage of book proceeds benefit a national organization focused on teen suicide prevention & education
Projected release date: Fall 2016
"She is evil!"