Fatal Vision is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies committing.
Bestselling author Joe McGinniss chronicles every aspect of this horrifying and intricate crime, and probes the life and psyche of the magnetic, all-American Jeffrey MacDonald, a golden boy who seemed destined to have it all. The result is a penetration to the heart of darkness that enshrouded one of the most complex criminal cases ever to capture the attention of the American public. It is a haunting, stunningly suspenseful work that no reader will be able to forget.
The baby was female, but stillborn. That had been the first Colette.
A second pregnancy resulted in another female infant – the second Colette – also stillborn.
A year later, the third Colette was born. The baby died within weeks, however, following surgery to relieve an intestinal obstruction.
Mildred did have a healthy male child, and then, four year later, on May 10, 1943, she gave birth to the fourth Colette – the one who would live – the one who would marry Jeffrey MacDonald.