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Sherry Fox 1989
Sherry in 1989
Sherry Stephens 2003
Sherry in 2003
Sherry Fox
Portrayed by Merritt Hicks (1989)
Christina Cox (2003)
Episode Sherry Darlin'
Status Arrested

Sherry Stephens (née Fox) was the high school girlfriend of James Hogan and the murderer of Krystal Hogan, James's grandmother.

Having spent a majority of her life in foster care, Sherry dreamed of living a comfortable life. She saw a meal ticket when she met James, becoming his girlfriend. The only thing that truly stood in her way was his grandmother, Krystal. In order to get access to her benefits, Sherry devised a plan with James to kill Krystal. James was supposed to smother his grandmother in her sleep, but he couldn't go through with it and simply tucked her in. This led Sherry to taking the pillow from him and doing it herself. She convinced James to bury Krystal's body in the basement. They continued their relationship for several years until Sherry upgraded to a wealthy doctor and left James.

In 2003, James worked for a moving company and saw his old house, asking the owners if he could look around. He saw that Krystal's makeshift grave was now "a cheesy bar", which caused him to have a breakdown, tipping off police and saying he killed his grandmother. This reopened Krystal's case and resulted in both James' and Sherry's arrests.