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Lois JURGENS

 
 
 

 

Lois Jurgens at the time that she had custody of Dennis.

 

 

Lois Jurgens headed to trial.

 

 

Dennis' birth mother, Jerry Sherwood.

 

 

Dennis and Robert Jurgens, 1965.

 

 

Aided by the testimony of the Jurgens' other adopted son, Robert, the prosecution saw Lois Jurgens
convicted of murder in the third degree and sent to prison. The investigation, trial, and conviction
of Lois Jurgens are considered landmarks in the history of child abuse law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1992 A made-for-TV movie was made based on both Jerry's story and this case
called, 'A Child Lost Forever' w/ the remarkable Beverly D'Angelo as Jerry Sherwood
and Judith Ivey as Lois Jurgens.

 

 

The victim

 

Dennis Craig Jurgens, 3.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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