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The Valley of the Shadow of Death - A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption

Kermit Alexander

In this heart-wrenching memoir, former NFL star Kermit Alexander tells the devastating true story of the horrific massacre of his family and his subsequent years of despair, followed by a spiritual renewal that showed him a way to rebuild his family and reclaim his life. On the morning of August 31, 1984, in the South Central section of Los Angeles, three armed men broke into a house, brutally murdering two women and two young boys. The victims were Ebora Alexander, Dietra Alexander, Damani Garner, and Damon Bonner-the mother, sister, and nephews of retired All-Pro cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers Kermit Alexander. In his own words, Kermit Alexander finally shares the full story of what happened to his loved ones and the aftermath of that tragic day. He recounts the hours leading up to the massacre, and how afterward he lost himself in the LA underworld, pleading, bribing, and threatening in a search for answers. He describes his journey through the "wilderness" of despair-the years of isolation living out of his car, broke, depressed, and sick. We also learn about his coming-of-age in 1950s LA, the following decade he spent in the NFL, the events leading up to that fateful August day, and finally the shocking truth behind the murders. Kermit opens up about his darkest hours, but also what it took to turn his life around, rebuild his family, and ultimately find peace. Ominous and intense, powerful and uplifting, tragic and triumphant, The Valley of the Shadow of Death is more than a rendering of one man's adversity; it's testament to the value of family and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming loss.

In this heart-wrenching memoir, former NFL star Kermit Alexander tells the devastating true story of the horrific massacre of his family and his subsequent years of despair, followed by a spiritual renewal that showed him a way to rebuild his family and reclaim his life. On the morning of August 31, 1984, in the South Central section of Los Angeles, three armed men broke into a house, brutally murdering two women and two young boys. The victims were Ebora Alexander, Dietra Alexander, Damani Garner, and Damon Bonner-the mother, sister, and nephews of retired All-Pro cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers Kermit Alexander. In his own words, Kermit Alexander finally shares the full story of what happened to his loved ones and the aftermath of that tragic day. He recounts the hours leading up to the massacre, and how afterward he lost himself in the LA underworld, pleading, bribing, and threatening in a search for answers. He describes his journey through the "wilderness" of despair-the years of isolation living out of his car, broke, depressed, and sick. We also learn about his coming-of-age in 1950s LA, the following decade he spent in the NFL, the events leading up to that fateful August day, and finally the shocking truth behind the murders. Kermit opens up about his darkest hours, but also what it took to turn his life around, rebuild his family, and ultimately find peace. Ominous and intense, powerful and uplifting, tragic and triumphant, The Valley of the Shadow of Death is more than a rendering of one man's adversity; it's testament to the value of family and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming loss.
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In this heart-wrenching memoir, former NFL star Kermit Alexander tells the devastating true story of the horrific massacre of his family and his subsequent years of despair, followed by a spiritual renewal that showed him a way to rebuild his family and reclaim his life. On the morning of August 31, 1984, in the South Central section of Los Angeles, three armed men broke into a house, brutally murdering two women and two young boys. The victims were Ebora Alexander, Dietra Alexander, Damani Garner, and Damon Bonner-the mother, sister, and nephews of retired All-Pro cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers Kermit Alexander. In his own words, Kermit Alexander finally shares the full story of what happened to his loved ones and the aftermath of that tragic day. He recounts the hours leading up to the massacre, and how afterward he lost himself in the LA underworld, pleading, bribing, and threatening in a search for answers. He describes his journey through the "wilderness" of despair-the years of isolation living out of his car, broke, depressed, and sick. We also learn about his coming-of-age in 1950s LA, the following decade he spent in the NFL, the events leading up to that fateful August day, and finally the shocking truth behind the murders. Kermit opens up about his darkest hours, but also what it took to turn his life around, rebuild his family, and ultimately find peace. Ominous and intense, powerful and uplifting, tragic and triumphant, The Valley of the Shadow of Death is more than a rendering of one man's adversity; it's testament to the value of family and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming loss.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alex Gerould, Jeff Snipes

Length:

11h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:30


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:00


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:03


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:18


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:21


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:17


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:21


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:31


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:14


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:42


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:39