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In April 1998, Debra Puglisi Sharp—wife, nurse, and mother of teenage twins—was tending the roses in her garden when a factory worker with a cocaine habit slipped in through an open door and waited for her to come in. Nino, her husband of twenty-five years, got in the way and was shot. The man then attacked and raped Debra, placed her in the trunk of his car, and drove away. Kept hog-tied in her abductor’s house, Debra finally learned of her husband’s murder from a newscast on a radio that the man blared to muffle her screams while he was out. After five excruciating days, Debra’s mounting rage at her captor—and the wrenching thought of her children burying their father alone—gave her the courage and strength she desperately needed. She loosened her ties, groped her way to the phone…and dialed 911.