In 1992, four teenage girls were convicted for the brutal murder of 12-year-old Shanda Sharer. In the heart-pounding conclusion, and for the first time on national television, Shanda's mother, Jacque, and sister, Paije, confront Hope Rippey, one of her killers. Will she at long last acknowledge the pain and suffering she's caused? And, could this tragedy have been prevented? 


Catch up on Part 1 of In Cold Blood: A Daughter's Brutal Murder.


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Face to Face

They've seen her from afar for two decades, faced her in court, and watched her being led around in handcuffs, but for the first time ever, Shanda's mom, Jacque, and sister, Paije, come inches away from convicted murderer, Hope Rippey. Hear as Jacque painfully asks her the question that's ached at her heart for years " why did she do it? Don't miss this emplosive confrontation.


"Were you crying when she was burning and begging for her mommy?"



All Roads Lead to Amanda

Jacque charges but one person for what transpired that January night " and it's not who you'd think. Hear in this mother's own words how she tried everything to keep her child away from the person whom she says was a bad influence, and how she thought, if but for a moment, she'd succeeded. Who is behind Jacque's accusation?


"My daughter would still be alive if it weren't for her. She was the first link in the chain."



The Fifth Girl?

Finally, meet Amanda, the woman at the heart of the jealous rage that claimed Shanda's life. How will she respond to the allegations against her? Plus, did she have knowledge of the murderous plot? And, could this tragedy have been prevented?


"I blame Amanda Heavrin."



Celebrating Life and Letting Go

Dr. Phil has a message of inspiration for Shanda's family, as they march forward in honoring her life without her, while healing their broken hearts. Plus, did speaking to Shanda's killer give them closure?



Dr. Phil's Final Words for Hope

"It could not have been easy to sit before them, but I think you owed it to them. You doing that indicates to me that you're doing what you can. There's no way to make this right " you just have to make the rest of your life right. Anything short of bringing her back is not a fix for them. If you have 30 years, 40 years or 50 years left in this world, you have to spend it doing the right thing and using your life."

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  • Make a contribution in Shanda's memory through the Shanda Sharer Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made via mail and checks payable to:
    The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana
    For the Benefit of Shanda Sharer Scholarship Fund
    4104 Charlestown Road
    New Albany, IN  47150

    Your generous donation can also be made online. Click How to Make a Gift at the top of the homepage, and select Make a Contribution.
    You will be redirected to another page. Scroll to the bottom.
    Step 1: Select Scholarship Funds
    Step 2: Chose Shanda Sharer Scholarship Fund
    Step 3: Enter Donation Amount
    Follow the remaining instructions to finish submitting payment.

    "No gift is too small, and all gifts are deeply appreciated." - Jacqueline R. Vaught
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