Innocent Victims: The True Story of the Eastburn Family Murders

Written by:
Scott Whisnant
Narrated by:
Chris Andrew Ciulla

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2019
12 hours 26 minutes
On Mother's Day, 1985, the bodies of Kathryn Eastburn and her two young daughters were found in their Fayetteville, North Carolina, home. Katie, an air force captain's wife, had been raped and stabbed to death. Kara and Erin's throats had been slit. Their toddler sister, Jana, was the only survivor of a bloody killing spree that terrified a community still reeling from the conviction, six years prior, of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald for the savage slayings of his pregnant wife and two daughters.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department soon focused its investigation on US Army soldier Tim Hennis. Detectives and local prosecutors built their case on circumstantial evidence and a jury convicted Hennis and sentenced him to death. But his defense team refused to give up. Piece by piece, they discredited the state's case, exposing false testimony, concealed evidence, and prosecutorial misconduct. At a second trial, Hennis was found not guilty and released from death row.

But an even more stunning turn of events was yet to come. Twenty-five years after the murders, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation tested a crucial piece of DNA evidence from the crime scene. The shocking results led to an unprecedented third trial to determine Tim Hennis's guilt or innocence.
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Toby P.

Good book but terrible imitation of the southern accents by narrator- why don't they just get someone who is FROM the south to narrate. Getting past that though, I enjoyed the book from page one...plenty of twists.

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Stephen R.

I really enjoyed this book! looking forward to update on this case

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Gitane S.

An interesting look into a total miscarriage of justice It would have been improved by less sentimental descriptios of the home lives of the protagonists and more effort to find links to the actual murderer

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Elizabeth F.

Long and painful!

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A Daniel P.

Great book that kept me captivated until the last paragraph! Though provoking as well as entertaining. Narration was great and I didn't mind the accents.

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Jade W.

I just couldn’t get into it, the narrator is boring and the story jumps about a fair bit. Not my cup of tea

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Leel G.

The book was very interesting. Very detailed and informative. But, the narration was horrendous. That southern accent was so bad. It would have been so much better to just read the words.

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