Lifetime’s Girl In The Shed Is Based On The Real-Life Story Of Abby Hernandez

Abby Hernandez

Girl in the Shed: The kidnapping of Abby Hernandez, based on the true-life tale of Abby Hernandez’s kidnapping, will premiere on Lifetime on February 26, 2022, at 8 p.m. The subject of the narrative is also one of the film’s executive producers. Abby Hernandez was abducted while going home from school in New Hampshire in 2013. Her disappearance perplexed family members and detectives. Her investigation was one of the most extensive in the state’s history. Nathaniel Kibby, the kidnapper, tormented and sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl for nine months before releasing her.

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Abby Hernandez, who had just started her freshman year at Kennett High School, was widely publicized for her abduction in 2013. Nathaniel Kibby abducted the 14-year-old when she was going home from school in North Conway, New Hampshire, on October 9, 2013. Hernandez’s survival instincts kicked in when she realized she had been abducted, and she began to hunt for methods to break herself free. In an exclusive interview with ABC News 20/20, Abby said,

“I remember thinking to myself, ‘OK, I’m going to have to work with this man.'” ‘I don’t judge you for this,’ I told him. If you let me go, I promise not to tell anybody about this.'”

Abby Hernandez

Her first effort, however, failed, and she was imprisoned in a soundproof container for nine months, approximately 30 miles north of Conway. She was compelled to wear a shock collar at the time. She was also abused psychologically, emotionally, and sexually. Despite her trauma, she never gave up hope and yearned to see her family. She revealed,

“I recall never saying ‘amen’ in my head.” I never wanted to stop praying because I didn’t want God to abandon me. “All I wanted was to live.”

Hernandez attempted to earn the confidence of her abductor and did “anything he wanted to do” to keep herself alive.

She explained her plan as follows:

“‘Look, you don’t seem like a horrible guy,’ I told him. Everyone makes errors, after all… If you let me go, I promise not to tell anybody about this.’ “I usually explain it like this: ‘This method is always there.'”

Abby Hernandez

On July 20, 2014, Kibby drove Hernandez back to North Conway and released her, fearing that police might come to his house for a counterfeit investigation. The abductor abandoned Hernandez in the exact location where he stole her nine months before.

In the interview, Abby said,

“I remember gazing up and giggling because I was so pleased.” Oh my goodness, this really occurred. I’m a free man. I never imagined it would happen to me, but now I’m free.”



Kibby was arrested a week later and finally pled guilty to seven criminal charges, including abduction and sexual assault. He was not, however, charged with counterfeiting. He was sentenced to 45 to 90 years in a state prison outside New Hampshire. Abby Hernandez was born on October 12, 1998, to Zenya Hernandez and Ruben Hernandez. Sarah Hernandez is her only sibling.