A disturbed adolescent boy, a young female teacher, and a fifteen-year fixation that ultimately led to a horrific and deadly abduction.
In May of 1980, Mary Stauffer and her eight-year-old daughter Beth thought they were preparing for an international mission trip. Ming Sen Shiue, Mary's high-school algebra student from 1965, had other plans. Stalking Mary is the true account of the kidnapping of Mary and Beth Stauffer, the thoughtless murder of a young boy named Jason Wilkman, and the psychosexual ploys of a dangerously deranged Shiue. Using court documents, video and audio transcriptions, personal interviews, and thousands of pages from Shiue’s own sexual fantasy scripts, Eileen Biernat paints a harrowing picture of two families caught in the grip of a nightmare.
After three decades in prison, Shiue is scheduled for release on July 7, 2010--thirty years to the day that Mary and Beth, still chained together, escaped from Shiue’s home where they’d been held captive for seven weeks.
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About the Author
Eileen Bridgeman Biernat is a psychologist. This is her first published book.
What's being said
“If there was a scene in a movie similar to the one in the trial, the people would have thought the screenwriter had gone off the deep end.”
Ron Meshbesher attorney for defendant, Ming Sen Shiue quoted in Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
“As an editor who has always impressed upon writers the importance of
thorough reporting, I was blown away by Biernat’s fierce commitment to to getting to the essential truth of this extraordinary case.”
Kevin Hoffman editor in chief, City Pages
“My involvement in the events surrounding the kidnapping and rescue of
Mary and Beth Stauffer in the summer of 1980 was the most extraordinary
of my law enforcement career. The visual memory of finding Mary and Beth
chained together, cowering behind a car in Shiue’s front yard, anxiously
waiting for rescue, is etched in my mind forever.”
Sergeant Marie Ballard Ramsey County sheriff (retired)