I don’t know about you, but I’m just about sick and tired of idiots who think they’ll win a child custody case by murdering their ex-spouse. And of course, there is never a shortage of these fools who hate their ex more than they love their children.
Next up in this category is Seth Bader, a New Hampshire attorney who was more worried about the dollars in his pocket than the well-being of his children.
Vicki Lynn Buzby married Seth in 1991 and soon thereafter they adopted Seth’s cousins Joseph and Matt Bader whose mother was a homeless heroin addict. Soon Vicki and Seth would welcome a third child, their biological son, Sam.
But being married with children wasn’t enough for Seth, and it wasn’t long until he was using the services of prostitutes. As can be expected, Vicki eventually got sick of her husband’s extracurricular and filed for divorce.
Before the ink was even dry on the divorce petition, Seth was shacking up with Mary Jean Martin; a gold digging, dog breeding, blonde bombshell.
Even though Seth had managed to gain temporary custody of the kids, they were neither Seth’s nor Mary Jean’s real concern. Money was what mattered.
This psychotic duo set out to torture the emotionally and mentally weak Vicki, using the children as pawns in their nasty little game of child custody, child support, and alimony using the 1995 movie Never Talk to Strangers as a blueprint.
When it looked like Seth was going to lose out on all he wanted (that is, money), he upped the ante by making his oldest son an accomplish in Vicki’s murder.
Bestselling true crime authors Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie vividly recount the fatal divorce case of Bader v. Bader with it’s twisted cast of characters: the crazy little man, his demanding princess mistress, brainwashed children, and Italian mobster-wannabes. A lethal combination that in any other would be downright comical.
Be forewarned, however, that you will be absolutely outraged at the massive failures to protect Vicki and the children by multiple judicial entities. And just when you think it can’t get any worse, they screw up again!
Legally Dead is contemporary true crime writing at its best. A definite must read for 2011!