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'Shattered' author to speak at Shenandoah University

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Debra Puglisi Sharp was tending the roses in her garden one spring day in 1998 when a cocaine addict broke into her Delaware home, killed her husband and waited for her inside.

When Sharp came into the house, the man bludgeoned and raped her before tying her up and placing her in the trunk of his car. For five days, she was held captive in his house, where she was repeatedly raped.

While she was being held captive, she learned about her husband's murder and being named as a suspect.

Sharp's website states: "Debra's mounting rage at her captor -- and the wrenching thought of her children burying their father alone -- gave her the courage and strength she desperately needed. She loosened her ties, groped her way to the phone and dialed 911."

Now remarried and the author of "Shattered," she is speaking about her experience of reclaiming her life after it was torn apart by violence.

Sharp will be sharing the story of her escape from her abductor and subsequent trauma at a lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University's Stimpson Auditorium, located at 600 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Sponsored by the Winchester Police Department and Shenandoah University, the lecture is free and open to the public.

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