Coming this Summer – “The Devil Lives in Virginia: The Conspiracy that Killed Anastasia Adams” – by Yolanda Adams-Bell
“The devil is the personification of evil as it is conceived in many and various cultures and religious traditions. It is seen as the objectification of a hostile and destructive force.”
The Devil Lives in Virginia chronicles the story of Anastasia Adams’ nine-month ordeal from her abduction to her murder from the viewpoint of her family. It is a story of a family’s desperate fight and struggle to free Anastasia from a system (and its predatory guardianship) that was created to help individuals like her but instead abandoned her to nine months of untold pain and suffering. It is a story of massive obstruction, greed, the powerful and morally bankrupt preying on the weak, and those that protect them from accountability. It is a story of public apathy and indifference to the abuse, neglect and torture that is right under their noses and within their line of sight. It is the ultimate commentary on the attitude “if it doesn’t affect me it does not matter, it does not exist”. It is a story of lives – countless lives lost, but most importantly it is a story of two sisters, a bond that only sisters share, and their love for one another.
In 2005 Yolanda became her sister Anastasia’s sole caregiver after she suffered a brain injury. On February 15, 2017 after being hospitalized for pneumonia and developing fluid around her heart and a hospital born infection Yolanda’s sister Anastasia was abducted by Inova Fairfax Hospital, a well-known and major level one trauma center in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia, through a legally questionable guardianship. While in the custody of Inova’s contracted guardians Anastasia allegedly suffered horrendous neglect and abuse. When Yolanda blew the whistle on what Inova, their guardians, and the Fairfax County Circuit Court, were doing the guardians isolated and then allegedly killed her sister. Nine months after abducting Anastasia the guardians ended her life through dehydration and starvation. After 6 days without food or water, doped up on the opiates Fentanyl, Morphine, and other sedating medications Anastasia succumbed and died on November 16, 2017. Due to the guardians severe restrictions on visitation for Anastasia she died alone, without family or clergy there to comfort her.
Yolanda is now focused on ensuring what happened to her much beloved sister never happens to anyone else.