No, Dad! Please, Don't! The John List Story On the morning of December the 8th, 1971, New Jersey, and indeed the entire metropolitan New York City area, awoke to lurid newspaper headlines of the horrific massacre of almost an entire family in the affluent community of Westfield, N.J.; a story that both captivated and horrified a nation. The story was quickly picked up around the world. The face of John List, who had left letters confessing to the crime, stared out at the readers. He was an ordinary, fairly n-descript looking man. The question on everyone's lips as news broke of the horrific slaughter by a college-educated, seemingly successful accountant, and Sunday school teacher was why? He had murdered his mother, wife and three teenage children. In this short booklet, of approximately 11,000 words, best selling author, Sylvia Perrini, delves into the events that led to the horrific slaughter of John Lists, mother, wife and three teenage children. John List managed to evade capture for over 18 years and never expressed remorse for his crimes.