Saturday, September 1, 2012

All day Wednesday September 5, the Kindle version of the book "The Girl Who Had No Enemies: and the Man Who Hated Women", by Dennis Fleming will be available for free at

Monday, June 18, 2012

Anti Death Penalty Memoir

Just published my new book The Girl Who Had No Enemies: and the MaN WhO HaTeD WoMeN Available at new for $8.43. It is a rewrite of the previous edition titled, She Had No Enemies, and focuses on areas of interest that the first edition missed. The Girl Who Had No Enemies looks at serial killer LaRette's mental health and describes other murders that he committed. It also covers the heroic efforts of Florida deputy Pat Juhl and her six-year interrogation in which she was able to document the killer's admission to over two dozen additional murders. Anthony J. LaRette Jr., had been on a ten-year-long path of violence, murder, and rape. Eighteen-year-old Mickey Fleming had recently graduated high school and had stayed home from her summer job to nurse a migraine headache and a fractured collarbone. THE GIRL WHO HAD NO ENEMIES follows the parallel trajectories of these polar opposites until they meet and then chronicles the emotional damage and rebirth in the aftermath.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

An NPR radio interview

This radio interview also involves Missouri Murder Victims' Families for Healing MMVFH

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Book is Published

My memoir She Had No Enemies is available at and and is getting great reviews.

The Prologue begins:

My youngest sister, Mickey, has been eighteen for more than twenty-five years now. That’s how old she was in the summer of 1980—when he murdered her. Anthony J. LaRette, Jr. was from out of town. We’d find out later, much later, that he was also a serial killer.

I can be reached by email

This is an intensely personal story about the murder of my youngest sister on a perfect summer morning in the peaceful town of St. Charles, Missouri. It is a story filled with sadness, anger, and even humor about my attempts to cope with the greatest tragedy I’d ever known.

She Had No Enemies is a life-affirming story about my twenty-five-year search for meaning and fulfillment in the face of a devastating situation. From the shocking details of Mickey’s murder and my subsequent suicide attempt to the mixed feelings I experienced as I witnessed LaRette’s execution, I delve deeply into the complex process of coming to grips with Mickey’s death—and of eventually finding forgiveness in my heart for her killer. Furthermore, I struggle with serial killers and explore our responsibility to prevent the assault on women and protect our children.

The following resources may prove helpful to family members of murder victims and to death penalty abolitionists.


NCADP National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

MVFR Murder Victim's Families for Reconciliation

MADP Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty

The Campaign to Free Jarvis Jay Masters

DPIC Death Penalty Information Center

Stop Capital Punishment Now

Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty

Amnesty International USA

New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty


National Center for Victims of Crime

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Office for Victims of Crime

Murder Victims Families

Families of Murder Victims

Families of Murder Victims

Anti Violence Partnership

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.

About Me

As Andy Ashling, I'm writing a memoir titled: "The Sex Life of Andy Ashling". It is not pornography or erotica. It's a comedy, maybe a surreal one, but basically a comedy.