Such Good Boys

  • by Tina Dirmann
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An abusive mother
Raised in the suburb of Riverside, California, 20-year-old college student Jason Bautista endured for years his emotionally disturbed mother's verbal and psychological abuse. She even locked him out of the house, tied him up with electrical cord, and on one occasion, gave him a beating that sent him to the emergency room.
A son's revenge
On the night of January 14, 2003, Jason strangled his mother. To keep authorities from identifying her body, he chopped off her head and hands, an idea he claimed he got from watching an episode of the hit TV series The Sopranos. Jason's 15-year-old half-brother, Matthew, would later testify in court that he sat in another room in the house with the TV volume turned up while Jason murdered their mother.
A crime that would bond two brothers
The morning following the murder, Matthew went to school, and Jason returned to his classes at Cal State San Bernardino. When authorities zeroed in on them, Jason lied and said that his mother had run off with a boyfriend she'd met on the Internet. But when police confronted the boys with overwhelming evidence, Jason confessed all. Now the nightmare was only just beginning for him.


What the Critics Say

"Tina Dirmann tells this story exactly like it is. There are no added frills. It is straight forward and factual and I personally love this style of writing." ( True Crime Book Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Sad but interesting tale

I am a crime enthusiast and loved this book. A mentally ill mother and two boys left to suffer her madness. Great story but a sad one.
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I throughly enjoyed this book and would recommend .

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- Bobbie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio