Tori’s mom deserves an apology

Before the arrests, many suspected Tara McDonald may be involved in her daughter’s disappearance

As the days stretched into weeks, some suspected Tara McDonald had something to do with her daughter’s disappearance. While most mothers would be too devastated to speak, McDonald seemed to relish in the spotlight, holding a daily press conference on her front lawn that came to be known as the “Tara Show.” She wore make-up instead of tears, admitted to a painkiller addiction, and lashed out at the Facebookers and columnists who suggested that she might have been behind Tori’s abduction. But while she’s hardly the perfect mother, now that two suspects have been arrested and charged—Michael Rafferty, 28, and Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18—Tara McDonald deserves an apology.

Edmonton Sun

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