The Good Son by Stella Sands
A True Story of Greed, Manipulation, and Cold-Blooded Murder

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Rick and Suzanna Wamsley were well-loved in their Mansfield, Texas, community. Former high-school sweethearts, they provided their two children with every comfort. But their twenty-year-old son, Andrew, had a bitter, rebellious streak...and resented his parents for making him go to college, for not giving him the title to the sports car he wanted, and for their disapproval of his teenage girlfriend, Chelsea Richardson. She was from the other side of the tracks—and she had a deadly plan in store for the Wamsleys...

On the night of December 11, 2003, Chelsea and two accomplices entered the Wamsley home. Carrying guns and knives, they killed Suzanna instantly. Rick fought his attackers tooth and nail…but couldn’t save himself. Later, DNA evidence would link Chelsea’s best friend, Susana Toledano, to the crime scene. Then authorities learned that a fourth suspect provided the murder weapon. It was only a matter of time before investigators closed in on the last perpetrator—the one person who stood to inherit almost two million dollars in the event of the Wamsleys’ deaths: Andrew, The good SON.


About Stella Sands

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Stella Sands is Executive Editor of Kids Discover, an award-winning magazine with over 400,000 subscribers geared to children 7 to 12 years old. She is the author of five other crime books: The Dating Game Killer, The Good Son, Murder at Yale, Behind the Mask-all available from St. Martin's Press True Crime Library-and Baby-faced Butchers, as well as other works including Odyssea and Natural Disasters. Her plays, Lou Passin' Through, Black-eyed Peas, and E-me, have been produced in Off-Off Broadway theaters in New York City.
Published February 1, 2011 by St. Martin's True Crime. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In her February 2011 true crime book The Good Son: A True Story of Greed, Manipulation, and Cold-Blooded Murder, Sands recounts to the murder of the Wamsleys at the hands of their son and his friends.

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