An 18-year-old woman abused from birth and a chronic con man collide to concoct the most evil pairing since Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Acting on a long-time fantasy, Michael Rafferty convinced Terri-Lynne McClintic to kidnap, rape and kill 8-year-old beautiful Victoria Stafford. The events that followed divided the community and changed the lives of an entire town.

Taking Tori: The True Story of Terri-Lynne McClintic and Michael Rafferty

  • Kelly Banaski is a true crime writer from Tennessee. Her history covering crime for newspapers, and experience with magazines and copywriting eventually led her to turn her crime writing experience into longer pieces.

    Kelly owns the popular blog The Woman Condemned ( , showcasing women on death row and those serving life through their own artwork and words via her prison visits, letters and phone calls. 

    Living with her fiance and their combined 7 children in southern middle Tennessee, Kelly enjoys watching old movies, telling her kids what growing up in the '80's was like and exploring Nashville.


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