Friday, October 3, 2014


Jeannie Walker Interviewed on
                         "HUNGER FOR CASH" 
                          SEASON 8 EPISODE 6 
 Watch- Friday Oct. 10th at 8:00 & 11:00pm
    First Airing was FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 10:00PM ET/PT

When some women lust for money, it costs family and friends more than their bank account.
Putting money above lives, these women "DEADLY WOMEN" have a "HUNGER FOR CASH"

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR JEANNIE WALKER talks about her true crime book "Fighting the Devil" and the deadly women who lusted after and killed her millionaire ex-husband costing Jeannie and her family more than their bank accounts. 

Debra Lynn Baker was one of the alleged co-conspirators in the arsenic-poisoning murder of my ex-husband, Jerry Sternadel, who was a millionaire rancher/plumber. 
Debra was an woman who had a insatiable lust for money and killed for it.
My ex-husband did not know it at the time, but he made a grievous mistake when he married his second wife and hired her friend, Debra Baker as his bookkeeper. 
Who would used deadly poison to kill a person? A deadly woman like Debra Baker, that's who.
When Jerry Sternadel got sick from what doctors thought was food poisoning, he trusted his caregivers who continued to poison his food and drink. He was hospitalized three different times, but, eventually lost his life due to extreme arsenic poisoning.
There were other victims in this tragedy besides the victim's family. An innocent victim and stranger almost lost his life when he accidentally drank arsenic-tainted cranapple juice meant for Jerry Sternadel. Thomas Bradley will finally tell his story on "Deadly Women" Hunger for Cash when Investigation Discovery profiles Debra Baker on their Season 8 "Deadly Women" series.

This heinous murder case was chronicled in the award-winning true crime "Fighting the Devil" penned by Jeannie Walker.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

A Time for Everything

Good times bring great memories.
Bad times bring sorrow.
When my millionaire ex-husband was poisoned to death - it brought me and my children great sorrow.
I dropped everything to become a real-life sleuth to help get justice for the father of my children. It was a time I would never forget. I chronicled the homicide investigation and the murder in the award-winning true crime "Fighting the Devil".

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To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the Heaven.
I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: For there is a time and a purpose for every work under the sun.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Poisoning Murder Case Remains Open

JerrySternadel died of arsenic poisoning in 1990. His convicted murderer was released June 20, 2014. However, the murder case remains open.

Award-Winning Author Jeannie Walker 

Friday, August 30, 2013

It was like an Errol Flynn movie!

 Arsenic poisoning murder of Texas Millionaire

 (murder depicted in Award-Winning True Crime

"Fighting the Devil"  Amazon   Barnes&Noble    Smashwords

Texas Ranger talks about the murder investigation -

A secretary poisoned her boss over a period of time ... her and the wife were doing it.... It was an arsenic poisoning case.
Sheriff Bogard called me ...he said, "I've got something here ... the hospital called me and said there's a man that died in Wichita Falls from arsenic poisoning and he's from Clay County.
We went out to the murdered man's ranch in Clay County and talked to the secretary and the wife ...the murdered man had made three  visits to the hospital in Wichita Falls and nobody in the world ever snapped on that arsenic poisoning. But we went through the records and they knew about it two or three weeks before he died, you know? Every time the wife and secretary would visit Sternadel in the hospital, he'd have a relapse. He'd get sicker and sicker. I think they were giving it (arsenic) to him in the hospital. So he finally died. He died of acute arsenic poisoning.
Well, we went out one day, this was kind of funny. We went out and talked to the grieving widow and we're talking...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

NBC NEWS: Woman who killed my millionaire ex-husband denied early release from prison

Woman Convicted in Poisoning Death of Her Boss Denied Early Release Request
By: Larry Statser   NBC NEWS VIDEO
March 14, 2013
A former Clay County woman convicted in the poisoning death of her boss has lost her request for early release, and will have to serve her full sentence. 

Debra Lynn Baker, now 56-years-old, will not be released until her original prison release date of June 20th. She had filed for early release before then, but the parole board denied her request. She has made previous requests for parole but family and friends of the victim have always strenuously protested her release. 

Baker was convicted of the 1990 arsenic poisoning murder of Clay County business man Jerry Sternadel, and the jury sentenced her to 10 years probation. But in 2003, she violated her probation and was sent to prison to serve those 10 years. 

Prosecutors say Sternadel suffered a slow and painful death as a result of arsenic put in his juice. Family members have long maintained his second wife was also involved she has never been charged and that case file remains open. 

His first wife and daughter say Sternadel discovered his wife and Baker, who was his bookkeeper, had been embezzling thousands from him and he planned to divorce his wife. His net worth was estimated at around two million dollars.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013


Fighting The Devil by Jeannie Walker

     Jerry and Jeannie Sternadel were 
in love and ready to start life together. 
They supported each other and spent 
lots of time together.  Then the worst 
happened and they began drifting 
apart. Life changed for them both 
and the two children they'd brought 
into the relationship.  Jerry became 
a different person and Jeannie could 
no longer deal with him.
 Strange things began to happen 
and it wasn't until it was too late 
Jeannie found out about it all. 
Jeannie is then put into the awful 
situation of reporting her ex husband's 
murder.  This is a true story.


     Gripping, shocking and real, 
this book will keep you spellbound.  I was simply amazed at the strength of Jeannie. 
She endured for her children and still does.  You can't imagine what she must deal 
with and go through.  This book will leave your mouth agape at the injustice 
throughout.  Get your copy!

     I didn't find issues but will make a statement. I don't think I could have
 printed such personal things for the public. I understand why Jeannie did, 
but I know I couldn't.

     I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because it shows just how flawed 
our justice system is.  

Melanie Carrico .. is an awesome reviewer. :) 
You should check her out.