Segments in this Video

Solving Vera Jo's Murder (05:37)


Police quickly solved Vera Jo's murder. Bixler drunkenly told his sister about it and a security camera caught him and Peters walking to the train tracks with Vera Jo. Five members of the Brooks family were charged with lying to police.

Vera Jo and the Brooks Family (07:42)

Brooks family matriarch Cheri attempted to cover up the murder by lying to police. After the murder, it was discovered that Vera Jo was kept hostage in the home and regularly beaten. Vera Jo had the mental capacity of an 8-year-old and would be whatever someone asked of her.

Cheri Brooks' Children (06:13)

Cheri had an obsession with baby girls and would claim any born to someone living in her house. She lost custody of five of her nine children because of reports of sexual abuse.

Cheri's Influence (05:42)

Cheri wanted all her sons to have children by the time they were 16 or 17. Gina Lopez dated Garth Brooks and Cheri had her sons stalk Lopez once she became pregnant. Cheri convinced Vera Jo to have a child with Zachary and claimed the baby before she was born.

Adolescent Viewpoint (02:23)

Teenagers believe they will retain control over their dependency. In the past six years, the number of young adults who overdosed and went to emergency rooms increased by 2000%. Teenagers abandon peers who overdose for fear of being punished.

Taking Action (05:11)

Suzi wants to get treatment for her addiction. It is important to find an alternative way to stimulate an addict's body and mind. After the production of this film, Suzi overdosed on heroin and died.

Zachary's Motive (06:54)

Zachary did not want to be with Vera Jo after their daughter was born, but Cheri would not let Vera Jo leave. He began beating Vera Jo. Zachary claimed to be the head of the Findlay Crips and had other people beat Vera Jo.

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Heroin's Promise: An Early Grave—Adolescent Problems and Workable Solutions

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On this episode of Adolescent Problems and Workable Solutions, experts discuss heroin dependency and possible ramifications. Drug addicts share their stories.

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL115858

ISBN: 978-1-64023-287-7

Copyright date: ©2008

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