Leslie Ghiglieri remains actively engaged in promoting her compelling debut, THE DECISION TO KILL: A True Crime Story Of A Teenage Killer And The Mother Who Loved Him, while also delving into discussions surrounding true crime cases that have captivated the public's interest.
She was interviewed for episode #158 of Adam Rodriquez's 3PNR podcast on YouTube to talk about her book and her background in law enforcement.
Rodriquez asked Ghiglieri back for a 9-part discussion with Tulsa, Oklahoma's seasoned homicide detective, Jason White, and criminal psychologist Sandy Martinez for a true crime panel. With the host, these experts delve into the nitty-gritty of cases like Scott Peterson and Steven Avery. They have more episodes planned, so be sure to subscribe.
THE DECISION TO KILL is narrated by a mother seeking answers in the 1986 murder of her husband and the subsequent conviction of her son, Dwayne. The book, delving into Dwayne's struggles with substance abuse, gender identity, and faith, challenges readers to consider the potential for true, positive change in those typically deemed irredeemable.
As an author, Leslie's authenticity stems from her background as a former 911 dispatcher and her work with the Josephine County Sheriff's Department. Now retired, Leslie fulfills a promise to a friend by sharing the story of her husband's murder, offering both a detailed account of the crime and a message of hope for those facing addiction and mental health challenges.